Some more Pens

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Project by Tooch posted 12-17-2018 02:12 PM 781 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A couple more pens that I recently turned while doing demonstrations for the kids at school. The two kits are the Slimline and Euro/Summit kit. Woods used are (pic 1) Cherry, Ambrosia Maple, Purple Heart and (pic 2) Olive wood and Blood Wood.

So far the kids have really taken to the new project(s) and are starting to turn out some nice pens. A few of them drove to Rockler over the weekend and spent a teenage fortune on blanks and kits, which was awesome to hear.

Thanks for looking. I still have a couple more to finish before the 25th of December, so stay tuned!

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#1 posted 12-17-2018 02:16 PM

Those look great. Glad to hear the kids are really getting into it. Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#2 posted 12-17-2018 02:31 PM

nice work buddy and its great that your getting those kids interested in more than video games and texting,keep it coming.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#3 posted 12-17-2018 02:41 PM

Nice work Tooch! They look great! Nice to here that the kids are enjoying something other that plying on a game console. Now they’ll have something to show for their time spent.

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#4 posted 12-17-2018 04:19 PM

Not Bad! What finish are you using? I just ordered some more Kits from Lee Valley, Streamlines and going to try the simple stick pens. Try some Walnut if you can, these were finished with Hard Wax.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#5 posted 12-17-2018 05:37 PM

Very nice looking pens, Mike. You are going to get me to try them!!

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#6 posted 12-18-2018 01:47 AM

Tooch, looks like a great project for you and your classes. Nice work. I like the term “teenage fortune.”

-- Big Al in IN

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#7 posted 12-18-2018 04:06 AM

They look great Tooch. Maybe with some of the students involvement and if you are lucky, they give you a pen for Christmas. How cool would that be.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#8 posted 12-18-2018 05:00 AM

Beautiful pens…I bet you can’t find those in stores.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#9 posted 12-20-2018 09:22 AM

Wow, Tooch. I haven’t looked at your work in a while. I’m inspired. I haven’t been getting notifications, evidently, when you post.

-- Mark

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