First attempts at some pens

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Project by kstaer posted 386 days ago 416 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first run at making some pens on the lathe. Borrowed a friend lathe and gave it a go. The first pictures are walnut, zebrawood, and rosewood. The second picture is Gabon ebony, and hard maple with a ebony ring. The last one is obviously an acrylic but my daughter some the acrylic ones online and wanted one. Good projects and easy to do. Now I need to just get my own lathe and go to town. My son also had a good time with these. He did alot of the sanding and finishing.

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#1 posted 386 days ago

Very cool. Congratulations on having been bittin’ by the lathe bug. Keep it up!

Always good to let the kids help too. Gotta pass on the craft!

What did you finish them with?

-- "There's plenty of time to read the instruction manual when you're laying in the hospital bed". - Dad

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#2 posted 385 days ago

Nice work, keep at it.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#3 posted 385 days ago

Nice selection, welcome to the addiction. :)


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#4 posted 382 days ago

Nice pens welcome to my addiction as well

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#5 posted 382 days ago

Wow! For a first, they really look great. Beautiful wood, great fit and finish. Keep them coming!

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#6 posted 379 days ago

Finished the 3 wood pens with 1000 grit and friction polish. Wet sanded the acrylic to 12000 and used carnuba wax.

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