My first attempt at pen making

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Project by WildmanJack posted 06-22-2014 09:53 PM 994 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s my first attempt at pen turning. Only had the lathe for a few weeks so I figured I’d try something I could use instead of just making designer firewood. The stick with the Celtic Knot was fun and a bit of a challenge as the end to sometimes blow out sections that may not be securely glued to the brass tube inside. Going to be gifts for my brothers and sisters.
The Celtic Knot is make of pewter. Easy to shave on the Lathe . ( shave is that the right term???)

-- Just an old banjo player tryin my hand at woodworking.

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#1 posted 06-23-2014 01:54 AM

Warning… you have taken the first step toward pen turning addiction. Actually it’s the only step. If you’re at all like me, you are now addicted. I also just had my lathe for a short while and just recently started turning pens. Fun stuff! The pens look great and so does the Celtic knot. Welcome to the world of turning! :)

-- You can collect dust or you can make dust. I choose to make it.

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#2 posted 06-23-2014 04:28 AM

Great looking pens!

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#3 posted 06-24-2014 11:46 PM

Very nice group of pens!
If I thought I was addicted I would go to AA for turners. But I know I don’t have a problem. I am telling you all I don’t have a problem I can stop any time I want too. I am sure that’s what Ted would say too!

Keep posting you turned projects!!!

-- (the only thing in there she says is....tap on head..........tap..........tap..... saw dust) - James

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