The Pen has Turned

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Project by Shecky posted 11-16-2013 09:23 PM 1050 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just picked up a Jet mini lathe for a steal and after setting it up my Daughter turned the first pen in the family!! She’s a natural. Her Middle School tech education class has a woodshop but they aren’t allowed to use it anymore (Thanks lawyers!).

Who need school. Today she used a bandsaw, drill press, lathe and hand tools!

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#1 posted 11-16-2013 11:52 PM

Wonderful pen
Cant beat making something together
with your kids.


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#2 posted 11-17-2013 12:02 AM

Take it back to where you bought it…...pen turning is addictive….ha. Your daughter did a great job.

-- -Al, Chesapeake, VA

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#3 posted 11-17-2013 01:54 AM

Excellent pen turning.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#4 posted 11-17-2013 02:56 AM

Congratulations to you and your talented Daughter. Welcome to the world of turning to both of you!

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#5 posted 11-17-2013 03:39 AM

Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#6 posted 11-17-2013 12:39 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks. Congrats on the Lathe purchase, As noted above though watch it it is very addictive.

The pen looks great, hope she enjoyed doing it and look forward to seeing more. My daughter spends plenty of time in my shop as well and we are looking forward to the upcoming Christmas gift build.

As to the school won’t even go there. I am a proud graduate of a Vocational school that barely teaches anything now.


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

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#7 posted 11-17-2013 03:10 PM

Congrats to both of you!!!! How fun to spend time with your girl and make wonderful gifts and projects….. Look fwd to many more…..

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#8 posted 11-20-2013 05:22 PM

Wow! That’s some talented girl. The pen is beautiful with great fit and finish. Looking forward to more projects.

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