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Project by jawqn87 posted 06-03-2013 02:30 AM 1026 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My dad decided that I should take up pen turning and so for Christmas my parents bought me a small lathe. These are some of my first projects. Picture 1 are the first 5 pens that I turned I have since given away all but 1. Picture 2 is the 7th Pen I turned, no picture of #6, that I gave to my dad for his birthday, it seemed fitting to give him a pen. Picture 3 is a fountain pen that I made for myself. I am glad I did as it writes really smooth and is a blast to write with. Picture 4 are pens 9-11 that I made for my employees as a gift for the past few rough months. Picture 5 and 6 are Seam Rippers that I made for my Mom’s birthday, you never know how many she may need. Hopefully she likes them all.

I have now discovered that turning can be addictive. I have 20 additional pen blanks all glued up ready to turn, just waiting for time to turn them. Though I don’t know what I am going to do with 20 pens, its still fun to make them. Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 06-03-2013 12:07 PM

”... I don’t know what I am going to do with 20 pens …”

Give some thought to donating them to Freedom Pens ( ), or visit a nearby Veterans hospital or home.

BTW … Nice work!

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#2 posted 06-04-2013 01:29 AM

Very nice work on the pens. Great, thoughtful gift from your Dad. I’ve solidified and strengthened more friendships with the gift of a slimline pen (best $1.50 + a little time you can ever spend)...

-- Do something nice for me and I'll say thanks. Do something nice for my children and I'll be your friend forever.

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#3 posted 06-05-2013 06:21 PM

Great looking pens! Like the slimlines and love the seam rippers, Mom is a dressmaker and they really come in handy. Great job!

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