Pen/Pencil #33

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Project by Mark Wilson posted 06-24-2019 05:40 AM 594 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had to do something today. I’ve had a piece on the lathe for the better part of a month. It’s been sitting there, mocking me in that, every time I go near it, it changes its mind about what it wants to be. So, today, being a day that was turning out to be a dismal failure in terms of making a living, I came home and took that piece off the lathe, leaving it attached to the faceplate, and looked around for something to do. I have some pen kits and this pen/pencil kit; I have some blanks; I have a nagging urge to accomplish something. And, now, I have a pen and pencil set.

Pen and Pencil Set. Bubinga it is. Pen is Satin Nickel and the Pencil is Gold.

Thank you. And, I apologize.

-- Mark

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#1 posted 06-24-2019 06:47 AM

Good thing you cleared the lathe! Nice set.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 06-24-2019 09:49 AM

A lovely set of fraternal twins – similar but not identical. Is there a problem with my computer screen? The pen looks more golden and the pencil looks more satin finish.

I’m sure the piece that was mocking you will make up its mind about what it wants to be eventually. Listen to the wood and let the fresh air clear the car exhaust fumes from your head.

Thanks for posting.

-- Leafherder

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#3 posted 06-24-2019 12:05 PM

Nice looking set Mark. BUBINGA!!!

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

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#4 posted 06-24-2019 01:03 PM

Nice to hear from you again. I was beginning to wonder if you wer OK.

Nice turnings.

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

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#5 posted 06-24-2019 03:48 PM

nice set buddy,pens are a good quick way to clear the cobb webs and refresh.nice work.

-- 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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#6 posted 06-24-2019 03:51 PM

GREAT JOB :<))))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#7 posted 06-24-2019 11:15 PM

Nice set ,Mark!! You have to wait for the wood to tell you what it wants to be!!

cheers, Jim

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

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#8 posted 06-25-2019 12:14 AM

Nice job Mark. I did tell you pen making is addictive, LOL.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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