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Journey into Woodturning #17: Failure Turning My First Pencil Kit!

09-24-2020 02:31 PM by MovingChips | 0 comments »

This is my first attempt at a pencil kit and it was marred with failures. First it was the off cut of lacewood, which was in the wrong orientation. Causing tear outs and catches. Followed by the switching to african padauk, only to have the first attempt at the pencil chip out. Finally, the end results were in sight and another set back, as the pencil eraser cap could not be seated correctly. I managed to solve the problem, by filing the cap down. Challenging project, but I learned a lot. ...

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Journey into Woodturning #15: EPIC FAILURE turning "Legacy Old Line Pen kit"

09-17-2020 02:55 PM by MovingChips | 0 comments »

I tried my hand at turning a Legacy Old-Line Pen, which is a two part pen kit. Main body seem simply enough and even the top appeared to be straight forward. However, I need longer pen blanks for this kit. Also need 10mm drill bit, that I over look initially. Not to mention, old glue that seemed to dry on contact with the wood before I could activate it, were just a few problems I had along the way in this video. Eventually, I managed to get all my ducks in a row and marched toward a finis...

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Journey into Woodturning #9: 2 Pens & a Lathe! Twice the fun at one time!

08-13-2020 02:07 PM by MovingChips | 0 comments »

2 Pens & a Lathe! Twice the fun at one time! Prior to fathers day I made a pen for my dad and father-in-law. I used padauk and brushed nickel for my dads pen and purpleheart with copper accents for my father-in-law. I had a lot of fun making these pens and I can tell you now that they were surprised. I guess they didn’t know I can make a pen on a lathe. Of course now I have to make pens of mom and mother-in-law. LOL Here is the link to the video: 2 Pens & a Lathe! Wood tur...

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Pen Making Time Lapse

01-18-2018 02:39 AM by wrenchhead | 0 comments »

Here is a video on a designer pen I made recently out of cherry. I wanted to show you don’t need a lot of tools to get started. One note: I used an old ring from a damaged pen kit instead of the bushing kit. I don’t recommend using the ring that you plan on installing to the final product as it will probably get damaged during turning. Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcveM-GWDGc&t=57s

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WoodChick #3: Pen #2 Explodes on the Lathe!

07-16-2017 02:27 AM by sfhipchick | 28 comments »

We have some lovely 11-ply pine plywood that we used to make my lathe table. With every piece we cut off, I’d stand and stare at how pretty the layers looked, and both of us agreed it would surely make a beautiful pen. So, we cut one of the pieces down to .75 x .75×5” and then went the extra step and stabilized it with Cactus Juice in our new vacuum chamber. That was our first time stabilizing wood so I was really excited to try turning this wood. That being said, I also k...

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Woodworking Interviews #1: Pen Blank Perfectionist - Zac Higgins Interview

06-01-2016 01:19 PM by CharlieK | 1 comment »

View on YouTube We moved around a lot when I was a kid. Born in Chicago, and lived in Missouri, Reno, Denver, Wisconsin, and Minneapolis. Within those locations we sometimes moved between multiple addresses. I always say that I grew up in Reno, Nevada because that is where I spent the majority of my life before I turned 18 years old. We left Reno when I was 17 and I visited there again just this past January. I only tell you this to because it was during this trip to Reno when I met Z...

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My first pen:

01-28-2015 03:00 PM by Kerry Drake | 5 comments »

What happens when you try to make a pen and the top half explodes on the lathe, so you try to make another pen and bottom half breaks when you are “trimming the barrel”...This:

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Turning Projects #4: Turning Projects from Thanksgiving Weekend

12-02-2014 03:49 AM by ca8920 | 0 comments »

Here are three pens I turned for co-workers over the Thanksgiving Day weekend. The first two pens are gold in color 30cal Bolt Action Pens. The next three are Patriot pens. The Patriot pens are new to the market and make a very pretty pen once turned. The last two are also new to the market. The last two are Western style pens, also very nice looking pens.

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Turning a Retro Pen Kit

04-03-2014 12:20 AM by Brett | 7 comments »

I made this pen for my son for his first day attending a local community college. I also made a video of the project. Here it is and I hope that you enjoy. Thanks for watching! http://youtu.be/gPlNopPXLVk <iframe src=”//www.youtube.com/embed/gPlNopPXLVk” frameborder=”0” height=”315” width=”560”></iframe>

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Workshop #28: Finishing Rack

03-29-2014 12:12 PM by clieb91 | 3 comments »

Been working on a number of bottle openers and decided to try a lacquer finish on them as it should hold up a bit better. Problem was how to apply the finish on a round thing. Here is the simple solution I came up with. Basic piece of scrap wood (actually game that did not work out) 3/8” bolts and nuts. It worked worked well. I have 5 new bottle openers already dried with lacquer and the epoxy is now curing on them. Looking forward to delivering these to the gift shop ...

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