First of four pens

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Blog entry by HughReeves posted 02-16-2011 07:23 AM 997 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey Lumberjocks!

Brand new to the community, but I have really gotten the woodworking bug bad! I guess since it all sort of snowballed after watching a pen turning how-to at Woodcraft, it is only appropriate that a pen be my first project post here. After giving everyone in my family and my wife’s family a custom pen for Christmas (around 15 people), my wife’s step-dad actually “commissioned” a set of four pens to give to his boss that is retiring. A little nerve-wracking for a newbie, but I said ok and he ordered a set of really high-end pen kits and some beautiful burl blanks. This is the first pen I turned and I must say, I am pretty happy with how it turned out. Only three more to go. I’d love feedback/tips/etc.

I have done a ton of other stuff including building my shop/workbench that I will have to post about later.

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Shawn K.

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#1 posted 02-16-2011 06:05 PM

Great work, the burl looks really good.

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#2 posted 02-17-2011 05:46 AM

Thats a hefty looking pen, nicely done. Welcome to LJs!

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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