|Project by DIYaholic||posted 01-26-2014 04:40 AM||1189 views||0 times favorited||20 comments|
I bought my JET 1442 VS lathe off of Craigslist a year ago. It has been collecting dust, that is until I recently completed my sharpening station. These are the first two pens to come from that lathe. OK, truth be told, these are my first turned projects from any lathe. Yup, I was a turning virgin!!! I can’t say that any more….
The first pen is hard maple, reclaimed from a gym floor, outfitted with a Satin Gold “Funline” kit, just finished with paste wax. Nothing really special, except that it was my first. You never forget your first!!! Well you might, if you suffer from Alzheimer’s. ;^)
Do you recognize that maple???
The next pen is from recycled oak flooring. Do you sense a pattern here??? I died it with black India ink then sanded it down with 1200 grit, finished with an application of paste wax. It is adorned with a Gun Metal “Funline” kit. It may not be my first, but I’ll never forget it!!!
Thanks, for taking the time to look in….
-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?