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20, er I mean 19 Executive style pens

Turned these yesterday. It was one of those days. Blew out 1 each of the paduak, birdseye pine and spalted oak and 3, count em 3 lignum vitae blanks. I think I had a blank that had a hairline crack and everytime I got to it, the blank broke. Last one was the kicker though. Reglued, trued and started to turn and there was still some wet CA glue in the tube somehow and the sucker stuck to the bushing (the tube that is). So any way, here are some pics.
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L to R: Paduak, bocote, curly maple, bubinga.
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L to R: Birds eye pine (from Lawrence), Canarywood, 200 year old redwood (100+ year old wood reclaimed from a 100 year old barn), spalted oak (from Bikeshooter).
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Curly sandalwood. This one surprised me, didn't see the figure come out until turning it. Might have to keep this one for myself.

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...

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19 in a day?!?!? going for a record??? Thats impressive! they look fantastic. Do you sell them at craft fairs or online?
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I sell at craft fairs, farmer's markets and holiday bazaars. Tried Etsy for a while but didn't do much. Don't have time to set up and run a website. So for now I sell enough this way to keep uncle sam happy and occasionally upgrade some tools.

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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Nice pens! I want to turn some soon! Still just learning some needed techniques.

One good turn deserves another!
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All in all they came out well. I am not a fan of that kit but will say that it does let you show off more of a beautiful blank. I wish you well with your sales. Thanks for showing.

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All in all they came out well. I am not a fan of that kit but will say that it does let you show off more of a beautiful blank. I wish you well with your sales. Thanks for showing.
Nice job. good looking batch Sawdustfactory.

Hey JTTHECLOCKMAN. Good to see you here. It's amazing how many folks I've seen on different forums. Pretty cool.
Good to see you.

Woodworking is addictive, but in a good way.
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nice selection of pens nicely turned
i think you will have to change your name to pen factory
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JT, this one isn't really a favorite of mine either, but it is the one I sold the most of last year, so go figure.

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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Nice job. good looking batch Sawdustfactory.

Hey JTTHECLOCKMAN. Good to see you here. It's amazing how many folks I've seen on different forums. Pretty cool.
Good to see you.
Yes I pop around different forums. I just recently been able to get back into my shop after a long layaway due to family issues. I have some new ideas and things I want to try so I started posting a few here and there. Not sure if you saw the segmented pens I posted here. But trying to keep busy and also take in some of the different forums out there because there are some very good turners and like to see different things. I am sure we will meet on another forum as well.


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JT, this one isn't really a favorite of mine either, but it is the one I sold the most of last year, so go figure.
I agree, the customer is always right and if they sell then why not continue to make them. Thanks for showing and again good luck with the sales.

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Very nice, I am lucky to get in a couple a day....then I hear "whats for dinner????" hahahaa NICE work

I measured it once, and I cut it twice, and it's still too short......
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