Son's First Pens!

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Project by nonickswood posted 04-03-2012 10:34 PM 1493 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Very Proud of my Son.
For X-mas he received a Pen Mandrel for our Lathe and a couple of pen kits.
Well between homework and Scouts he just recently got around to putting it to work.
These pens are made of Rosewood, Celtic Knot is Holly. Finished with paste wax.
At one point he stopped the Lathe, (smiling) he said, “this is so much Fun and exciting, I don’t have to think about anything else when I am doing this” 11 yrs old

He had this Celtic Knot pen sold before it was made!!

Thanks for looking!

-- Nick, Virginia,

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#1 posted 04-04-2012 12:29 AM

Nick; you can see the gleem in his eye. He is a future woodworker. He will be able to get his woodworking merit badge. He did a great job.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#2 posted 04-04-2012 02:38 AM

Great looking pen my knots never turn out that good . keep up the good work

-- Rodney, Arlington Texas

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#3 posted 04-04-2012 11:32 AM

Excellent job!

-- If you want it and it's within reason... It's on it's way!

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#4 posted 04-05-2012 12:11 AM

Thanks Guys,
For looking.
Yes, I think he’s developing a passion for Sawdust!

-- Nick, Virginia,

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#5 posted 04-05-2012 03:18 AM

great celtic knots!! i have wanted to try them. if your son can do it, so can i (lol)

-- wiser1934, new york

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#6 posted 04-14-2012 02:59 AM

He got it right. That is exactly why I love turning.

-- The mistakes I make in woodworking are not mistakes they just give my projects character- Me

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#7 posted 05-09-2012 02:51 AM

I feel like I’m missing something. How do you make the celtic knot in the blank? Nice pens BTW

-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, [email protected] Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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#8 posted 05-09-2012 03:04 AM

Tim, Check out this Video,
The Homework Ultimatum

-- Nick, Virginia,

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