Turning Pens #1: Pen Turning 101 - started with a kit

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Blog entry by Sanman posted 12-24-2011 02:08 PM 8191 reads 1 time favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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I was fortunate to have been given a lathe by my brother-in-law after he introduced me to turning pens. I have never used my shed for woodworking and I hadn’t worked on wood since the 70’s. I googled pen kits and found a starter kit reasonably priced and made the plunge.

The first two went pretty smooth. The third one split on me and required some repair work. I salvaged some small wood pieces left over from other pens, cut and glued them into place before turning to the finished product.

Another disaster on pen 6 caused me to retry the repair job.

-- I'll get it done when I get a-round-tuit.

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#1 posted 12-24-2011 04:01 PM

Oh no Someone else who has been bitten by the bug!!

They look good, real nice work on making them work with repairs. really like what you did with pen 6.
A belated welcome to LumberJocks.


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

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