First Turned Pen

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Project by medsker posted 11-21-2011 01:31 AM 1341 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been wanting to turn a pen for a long time. I finally accomplished that this weekend and found the process fairly straight forward and simple. This is just a simple slimline pen made from rosewood blanks from PSI. Excited about more decorative pens in the future.

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#1 posted 11-21-2011 03:00 AM

Very nice first! Warning!!!!These are addictive!

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#2 posted 11-21-2011 03:03 AM

+1 on what mickey said, they can also be very expensive too.
Good job

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#3 posted 11-21-2011 04:10 AM

Welcome to the addiction I mean club…

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#4 posted 11-21-2011 05:21 AM

Addiction is definitely the word I’d also used. I (like it sounds you will) got sick of the 7mm slimlimes pretty fast. They can be expensive. Each design is an investment in bushings and a such.

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#5 posted 11-21-2011 05:43 AM

Ahh someone else that has been bitten.

A very nice first pen. Do yourself a favor and work on making your own blanks, that will help with the addiction (er cost ) :)


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#6 posted 11-23-2011 10:01 PM

clieb91 is MOST CORRECT. buy a couple small boards and next thing you know you’ve got dozens of blanks. this would be a nice 20th pen. great job. experiment with finishes on different woods. my favorite that i use is a sanding sealer, EEE, friction polish, and renaissance wax which i got through it would be very easy to make dozens of the same style of pen and never do the same thing. congrats again.

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#7 posted 11-24-2011 04:32 AM

Thanks all! After looking online for more blanks, you all are right..making my own blanks will save big time!

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