My secound pen and also made for my mom

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Project by Dave posted 01-11-2010 12:54 AM 2266 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ok since i started likeing no since i started loveing wich was 2 days ago a made a pen for my mom it was a free pen blank from some both at the wood working show in baltimore and it is made out of maple wood and also the date on the pic is rong.

-- ))penmaker((

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#1 posted 01-11-2010 12:57 AM

Wow, Dave! Super looking pen!

You’re putting me to shame!!


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

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#2 posted 01-11-2010 01:16 AM

lol thanks lew.

-- ))penmaker((

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#3 posted 01-11-2010 01:19 AM

Great job Turning. Your starting to get the hang of it.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#4 posted 01-11-2010 01:24 AM

Nice job Dave. Kind of addictive isn’t it? I gave pen turning a shot this weeked. I gave my wife, two best friends and my mother in law one. At least they were impressed and I didn’t have to break the bank to do it.

-- Duane, Iowa

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#5 posted 01-11-2010 02:26 AM

Nice looking pen – great work on turning.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#6 posted 01-11-2010 05:02 AM

Great looking pen! I cant wait to start turning some pens! Thanks for the pictures.

-- Brian, Tennessee,

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#7 posted 01-11-2010 01:04 PM

well done :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#8 posted 01-11-2010 02:06 PM

You had your Dad and another woodworking adult with you at the show and you couldn’t throw a tantrum or something to get them to buy a mini-lathe?
You couldn’t convince them that you could teach them to do something as useful as make a pen (or a hundred)?
Guess you’ll just have to get a paper route or be a bag boy at the local supermarket to earn a couple hundred bucks to buy your own. Don’t let them near it. ;>)

Nice pen.

Maybe your mom will recognize your talent and front you the money. (1)You could pay her back selling the pens. (2)She’ll always know where you are. [big selling point] (3) If she doesn’t you will run away and join the circus.

I’ll sell you my old Carba-Tec for $25 plus shipping but you will need a motor.

I just don’t have any other ideas, good or bad.


-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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#9 posted 01-11-2010 02:43 PM

Nice work on the pen – well done!


-- Jerry, Australia

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#10 posted 01-12-2010 12:10 AM

Dave awesome pen again. I told you last week that i was going to take my first pen making class this last weekend. Well i did and i loved it. I am looking around to which lathe i want to buy cause i want to start off making pens but advance to some bigger things so i dont want just a small lathe. I have not had time to post it yet. Thanks.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#11 posted 01-12-2010 04:33 AM

thanks Qmoney i hope you post your pen soon.

-- ))penmaker((

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#12 posted 01-20-2010 02:04 PM


Just a thought

Go to YouTube and search for “Pens for College”, it stars a 13 year old boy named Alex who plans to finance his education selling pens.

Might give you some ideas that would help you get the equipment you need.

He also has a website “”


-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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