A wonderful way to spend a Saturday with the Wife!

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Project by Hacksaw007 posted 05-18-2014 07:40 PM 1850 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Been a bit depressed lately, lost job, dog died, wife’s car won’t pass inspection, and so on. But for a few hours everything was forgotten, when my wife and I spend a few hours turning pens together!

Most of the pens are made out of various colors of Colorwood from Rutland Wood. It is like plywood but all the ply’s run the same direction and turn like solid wood. And they make a great looking pen.

Worked with wife on turning training again, and how to speed up her turning. She usually gets a pen or so an hour, but today she smoked out 9 pens, and all were very nice, no failures! We give most of our pens away but were almost out, after a large surprise sale, which cleaned us out.

We had the MP3 player on and listen to music, talked, and had just a great time together, it was very nice time. This is her 10 or so time making pens, but it was her best one so far.

We shared our feeling with each other, and about our faith in God, and how he has taken care of us all these years. Thanks for sharing, and if you need some “me” time to put the troubles of the world away, make a few pens, and pray. It works!


-- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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#1 posted 05-19-2014 12:58 AM

Sorry for all your troubles…... Being a Dog Lover myself I know how hard it is to lose one. I say never again but end up giving in…. Job is replaceable, car troubles will pass…. Time with the Wife has to be priceless…..

Have you checked around for some places where you may put a small display of pens for sale…. Just get enough to recoup your materials.

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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#2 posted 05-19-2014 01:07 AM

Time with the Mrs always help ease the problems away. Nice pens!!

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

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#3 posted 05-19-2014 01:50 AM

Mike, sorry to hear of your setbacks. Stay strong in your faith brother. I’ve been going through some of the same myself.

Nice pens. Don’t sell them too cheap though. I’d rather give one away than sell it at a discount. You need to get more than just for materials. Nice that you spent that time with your bride.

I will be praying for you. I always like the projects you post. And all that colored wood.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#4 posted 05-19-2014 03:57 AM

looks like fun…Love it when my wife works on projects with me!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#5 posted 05-19-2014 01:21 PM

nice pens, would like to try some some day. offered a prayer for you

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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