First Pen I've turned!

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Project by Jason Jordan posted 06-02-2013 10:14 AM 775 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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It’s simple, my aunt gave me an old lathe so I tried my hand at a couple of pens. Purple heart wood, I gave it to my wife and she loves it. I like to think its because I made it for her but it maybe just because its purple, she just smiles when I bring it up. Thanks for looking.

-- “Other things may change us, but we start and end with family.” Anthony Brandt

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#1 posted 06-02-2013 10:19 AM

Very nice work.

I have a lathe that is collecting dust I need to learn to use.

-- Please recycle. Save the trees.......for woodcarvers!

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#2 posted 06-02-2013 10:44 AM

Great! As another lathe rookie, I probably should look into turning a few pens as well. So far all I’ve turned have been a handful of hand plane knobs and a set of spindle legs for a coffee table. Much fun though! Keep up the good work!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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Jason Jordan

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#3 posted 06-02-2013 03:09 PM

Thank you guys. I know its not a fifty dollar turned pen but I really liked this project, a little daunting when the wood started spinning but I’m pretty proud of it.

-- “Other things may change us, but we start and end with family.” Anthony Brandt

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#4 posted 06-02-2013 06:47 PM

Welcome to your new addiction :) Very nice for starters! I can tell you once you know how to make them and find a nice supplier for the kits, you can kiss your weekends goodbye ^^

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#5 posted 06-05-2013 01:41 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks and the fun addiction that is pen turning. Very nice first pen.


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

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#6 posted 06-05-2013 02:33 PM

That’s pretty good for a first pen. Like the purple heart, has nice fit and finish. Welcome and keep them coming!

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