My first pen

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Project by Rog posted 08-17-2009 01:40 AM 1561 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After some more coaching from Ryan P I finally attempted my first pen, it’s made from Mexican Bocote. I’m still getting used to the lathe, band saw etc. but scared to death of the table saw…Maybe someday I want but for now that is Ryan’s territory. LOL. Anyways I chewed away at it and measure it with a micromometer untill it was with in specks then sanded it with 600 grt down to 1500grt then finished it off with finishing wax. So far I’m 2 for 2 with out breaking anything on the lathe….. :-}

-- I get out to the shop when Ryan lets me. Arggggggggggg

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#1 posted 08-17-2009 04:36 AM

Congrats on the pen, it looks great.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#2 posted 08-17-2009 04:48 AM

well done

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#3 posted 08-17-2009 07:56 AM

Very nice pen. Great job. Looks a lot like zebra wood. Good choice.

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#4 posted 08-17-2009 08:00 PM

Congratulations and welcome to the addiction that we call pen turning. Check out Woodturningz for great specials. They get everything in the PennState catalog at a discount, and have regular weekly specials that make it relatively inexpensive to indulge in this addiction.

Great pen. I look forward to seeing your next project.

-- Mark, Florida,

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#5 posted 10-13-2009 03:07 PM


You are ahead of me,

I ordered my kits – just arrived the other day, but have not dared use them

Might practice on a few pieces of scrap turning them into dowels first.

Well done, looks great

-- Keep your tools sharp, your mind sharper and the coffee hot

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