|Project by rilanda||posted 03-27-2013 06:00 PM||817 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
Sorry I have been so long since my last project but it has been to cold to work in my workshop (no heating), bad for glue and finishing to say nothing about my welfare. However I have fought my way back into the workshop after about 4 months and dug out the lathe and made a few pens to get my hand back in. Mostly made from local grown timber, Laburnum, seringa, maple and a couple of short bends of mahogany and oak. Pens are easy to make with the right equipment and for those of you who are commercially involved in lathe work they are usually easy to sell. Another plus in their favour is that very small pieces of timber can be used making them, so waste can be used to make profit. I buy my pen kits locally and not being a commercial enterprise I only buy small quantities, I make them to give away for birthdays and/or Christmas gifts
-- Bill, Nottingham. Remember its not waiting for the storm to end, but learning to dance in the rain that counts. If you dont make mistakes, you make nothing at all.