An interesting youngster from whom one could learn

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Blog entry by senselessdiver posted 1613 days ago 1181 reads 7 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am not a turner-although I have seen it done. This is analogous to “I am not a football player-but I watch it on the tube.”
Nor am I a pen maker. I do, however, appreciate the intricacies and attention to detail involved in the pen making process.
Just like the Fourth of July, many of us don’t know the amount of preparation that goes into making the pyrotechnics happen and yet we ooh and aah the evening through.
What follows is something similar. Pen makers ought to especially enjoy this. My hat is off to you folk that can make sense of this fine art!
While searching for inspiration and with my sprained ankle in an air boot, I ended up wandering through the maze of the web and found this:

-- avid termite

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#1 posted 1613 days ago

Have seen this- wish I had his workshop!

What is cool is that you can adapt this procedure for putting a Celtic knot into just about any cylindrical project.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 1613 days ago

Lew-I wish I had his shop-and his sensibilities!

-- avid termite

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John Ormsby

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#3 posted 1613 days ago

Instead of Midnight basketball we need more Midnight pen making!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Oldworld, Fair Oaks, Ca

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#4 posted 1612 days ago

Well that was pretty amazing, never done these little projects, just don’t have time for that.
But I think I’m gonna make one of these.

How hard can it be! :)

-- Oskars,

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#5 posted 1612 days ago

IIRC it’s a Lumberjocks son, and this video was made to apply for some charity, or scholarship of some sort

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#6 posted 1612 days ago

Well if he’s applying for a charity or scholarship, I hope he gets it. He’s obviously a bright kid.

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#7 posted 1612 days ago

I like that method, I may try it sometime.

-- Smitty!!!

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#8 posted 1610 days ago

great video; great strategy.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#9 posted 1548 days ago

Thats wild, and my first time see how pen making works. Definately an incredible process.

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#10 posted 1548 days ago

WOW he’s great he really knows what he’s doing and has a great shop he’s working in.
Thanks for sharing.

-- Custom furniture

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