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Project by TheManChild posted 01-14-2014 05:35 PM 1113 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Decided to turn a room in my basement into a pen making shop and here’s the first finished product! Read online about losing blanks because of blowouts, but I’m proud to say that I got this bad boy done using only the two blanks you see on the pen kit! Found some cheap Rosewood for this pen, but I’m hoping to get a little more exotic here soon!


-- Ryne, Iowa

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Alan Hart

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#1 posted 01-14-2014 05:44 PM

Great job! Trust me, now you’re going to be hooked making pens and you’re going to want to turn other projects. That’s what happened to me.

-- Al Hart

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#2 posted 01-14-2014 08:29 PM

Great looking pen!!!Pens are so much fun to turn.Bottle stoppers are really fun too. Keep on turning!!!

-- Brian Brooks, Maine

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#3 posted 01-14-2014 10:37 PM

Good First pen. Welcome to the addiction errr, hobby of pen turning.


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

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#4 posted 01-15-2014 02:21 AM

Quite a nice feeling seeing the end product of those brass pieces and a little bit of wood, isn’t it?
i remember the first one that i did, i think i show it to everyone, even to the cat!

now apart for being a nice hobby, you can give a nice gift to your family or friends.

keep turning.


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#5 posted 01-15-2014 03:01 PM

Great job! Turning can be very addictive! :)

-- "Keep thy airspeed up, lest the earth come from below and smite thee." - William Kershner

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#6 posted 01-16-2014 01:01 AM

I agree, pen turning is addictive and with your first success out of the box… I’d say good decision for that basement room.

-- When All Else Fails ... Hit Delete

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#7 posted 01-16-2014 09:19 AM

Make sure you post more, because the WILL be more.
And there will BE more blowouts. Most important – make sure whatever glue you use goes all the way to the very ends of the tubes. That’s where I have had most of my blowout problems.
Have fun!

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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