First attempts at some pens

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Project by kstaer posted 03-28-2013 12:16 PM 797 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 03-28-2013 08:21 PM

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 03-29-2013 01:51 AM

Nice work, keep at it.

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

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#3 posted 03-29-2013 02:32 AM

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 04-01-2013 03:47 AM

Nice pens welcome to my addiction as well

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#5 posted 04-01-2013 02:42 PM

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

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#6 posted 04-04-2013 07:04 PM

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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