Turned Pens

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Project by roaddog posted 02-12-2018 02:01 AM 664 views 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

My first two pens on the lathe.

The lighter colored one is Olive and the darker one is Cocobolo.

Pens are pretty easy to turn. I don’t have a pen vise and split a Zebrawood pen trying to assemble it.

Seems all my projects today have had a little problem here or there. Sanding and finishing are the tough part. Just one of those days. Haven’t turned anything since December though and it was great to get back at it. I have a ton of pens, bottle openers, wine stoppers and other kitchen projects to turn.

Laid off so I’ll probably have a week or two to play at the lathe and turn some new things I haven’t tried yet.

-- Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can: all of them make me laugh

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#1 posted 02-12-2018 04:28 PM

Nice looking pens for a first try. Seems like there are as many different ways to finish a pen as there are types of wood to make them from. Experiment a bit and find what suits you best.

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