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Project by tooldad posted 01-31-2010 08:08 AM 2416 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It has been a while since I have done turning. Most of it due to me teaching more construction classes than woodworking. But the kids sure love it. Did my first acrylic pens, have to say I am a true woodworker and still prefer the wood pens, but there sure are some pertee acrylics out there.

Best of all, my soon to be 6 year old loves turning pens. He gets to do most of the roughing, sanding and assembly. He just quite hasn’t grasped the fine touches of the final cuts. I let him try to do a wood pen all the way, and unfortunately he went too deep. It will all come with experience.

Can’t wait to take him to the wood show next month. My only fear is that there will be a great deal on a jet mini lathe. Right now, don’t have the extra $$ to spend on toys. What a feeling in a father’s heart when his son wants a lathe for Christmas next year. He actually said that!

Acrylic pens: black and orange / blue pearl, red, white and black.
Wood Pens: Rosewood, Myrtle wood

Sorry for quality, camera phone pics

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#1 posted 01-31-2010 04:29 PM

Just purchased my first lathe yesterday (54 year old kid)! Any advice to a first timer. Starting with pens. Read quite a few books athced dvds (can’t find a class YET)!

racey13 (Mike)

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