Canary wood funline pen - Chrissy turning her very first pen ever

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Project by Carl Fisher posted 08-21-2011 04:36 AM 2662 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife asked me tonight to show her how to turn a pen.

The only tool I lifted was my drill to square the blanks. She did the cutting, drilling, gluing, turning, sanding, blo/ca finish and polishing alll on her own without anything but basic directions from me.

One more person to teach and the entire house will be turning pens :D

This was Canary wood with a gunmetal Funline PSI kit.

-- Carl Fisher, Fort Mill, South Carolina --

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#1 posted 08-21-2011 04:45 AM

Maybe time for another lathe?????

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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Mark Shymanski

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#2 posted 08-21-2011 05:03 AM

You know the old saying … the family that lathes together stays together…:-)

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#3 posted 08-21-2011 02:31 PM

Welcome to LJ’s. You know that you will never get your lathe back now, since your wife knows how to use it now..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#4 posted 08-21-2011 05:49 PM

My wife has turned a pen at the mall, and wants to turn one here at home. It really is a great hobby for the entire family to get involved with. The pen turned out very nice.
How do you like the funline series of pens?


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#5 posted 08-21-2011 06:22 PM

I think they are a bit nicer than your standard slimline. The center band and the clip have a bit more style to them and they seem to hold up alright.

Still not a gent or cigar, but very easy to turn and very cheap to use for practice.

-- Carl Fisher, Fort Mill, South Carolina --

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