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Project by Sunburned posted 03-03-2019 12:26 AM 449 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey all, so I have been wanting to try making some pens for a while and finally got a beginner lathe and a $30 set of tools. Nothing too crazy about them, but I was pretty happy considering they were first attempts. I am not showing the one that exploded on my lathe that I couldn’t fix, but one of them i was able to fix. I really enjoy making them since they are small and don’t take a crazy amount of time or $$.

-- Woodworking Forever





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DMiller

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#1 posted 03-03-2019 02:06 AM

Very nice, they look great!
I don’t know if this is of any help to you, but check out Wood Turningz. They have the cheapest slimline hardware of anywhere iv’e seen.
http://www.woodturningz.com/

http://www.woodturningz.com/Slimline-Pen-Kit-Silver-Fancy?sk=slimline+pen

-- Dale Miller Modesto, CA "I can do all things through Christ, which strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13. "Woodworking minus patience equals firewood."

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#2 posted 03-03-2019 02:27 AM

They look great! Welcome to the club. I’m relatively new at it also. Very addicting.

Stop what you’re doing and join IAP. It’s like lumberjocks for pen turners.

Also, it may be counter intuitive but the Slimlines are really the hardest to turn as a newbie cuz there isn’t much meat on that bone. Pens like the Comfort style are also inexpensive but are bigger and have more wood on the tube. Lots of suppliers out there with lots of cool stuff.

P.S. You’ll find that most “explosions” are caused by not enough adhesive (CA, Gorilla Glue, Epoxy etc) on the tube and inside of the blank.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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Sunburned

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#3 posted 03-03-2019 02:49 AM


Very nice, they look great!
I don t know if this is of any help to you, but check out Wood Turningz. They have the cheapest slimline hardware of anywhere iv e seen.
http://www.woodturningz.com/

http://www.woodturningz.com/Slimline-Pen-Kit-Silver-Fancy?sk=slimline+pen

- DMiller


Thanks so much for the info!!! I was actually just looking for a shaving razor kit I can make!

-- Woodworking Forever

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Sunburned

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#4 posted 03-03-2019 02:50 AM



They look great! Welcome to the club. I m relatively new at it also. Very addicting.

Stop what you re doing and join IAP. It s like lumberjocks for pen turners.

Also, it may be counter intuitive but the Slimlines are really the hardest to turn as a newbie cuz there isn t much meat on that bone. Pens like the Comfort style are also inexpensive but are bigger and have more wood on the tube. Lots of suppliers out there with lots of cool stuff.

P.S. You ll find that most “explosions” are caused by not enough adhesive (CA, Gorilla Glue, Epoxy etc) on the tube and inside of the blank.

- Andybb


Thanks for the advice. I was thinking that was the issue but wasn’t sure.

-- Woodworking Forever

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#5 posted 03-03-2019 04:36 AM

They are looking very fine to Me!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#6 posted 03-03-2019 06:18 PM

Nice work. You aced it from the start!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 03-04-2019 12:22 AM

Nice start to turning…Shaving kits you can get from Penn State,Craft USA Supplies.Shaving kits are fun to turn-I’ve turned a few-just wished they had a little more weight to them..

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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