First crack at turning - Woodworking Talk - Woodworkers Forum
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 6 Old 01-16-2012, 10:32 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Evilfrog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Alton, IL
Posts: 160
View Evilfrog's Photo Album My Photos
First crack at turning

First attempted at turning some pens:


Top to bottom:

Oak, Orange Osage, Spalted maple x 2, Cedar top / Walnut bottom, and cherry.

Learned a lot in a days worth of work. My wife is going to take some good pictures for you guys tomorrow so you can really see my mistakes. This was just a quick shot with my iphone to upload to facebook.
Evilfrog is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 Old 01-16-2012, 10:39 PM
Senior Member
 
cabomhn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 182
View cabomhn's Photo Album My Photos
Some nice work there for your first day! I think my favorite shaping of the pens would have to be the second from the bottom, that one came out real well. Keep at it!
cabomhn is offline  
post #3 of 6 Old 01-23-2012, 08:26 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Evilfrog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Alton, IL
Posts: 160
View Evilfrog's Photo Album My Photos
Quote:
Originally Posted by cabomhn View Post
Some nice work there for your first day! I think my favorite shaping of the pens would have to be the second from the bottom, that one came out real well. Keep at it!
Actually, that one was one of my dad's turnings. It just made it's way into my group. I'll keep that in mind though {he broke two of the blanks during sanding. So after I was done with mine i grabbed the miss matched blanks and finished them.)





Better pictures of the pens.

Last edited by Evilfrog; 01-23-2012 at 08:33 PM.
Evilfrog is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 6 Old 01-23-2012, 08:45 PM
Senior Member
 
bigcouger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: St. Marys, Ga.
Posts: 1,716
View bigcouger's Photo Album My Photos
Send a message via MSN to bigcouger Send a message via Skype™ to bigcouger
Quote:
Originally Posted by Evilfrog View Post
Actually, that one was one of my dad's turnings. It just made it's way into my group. I'll keep that in mind though {he broke two of the blanks during sanding. So after I was done with mine i grabbed the miss matched blanks and finished them.)





Better pictures of the pens.
Keep at it and let the chips fly

All Pictures Posted by Bigcouger are owned by Roy Millsaps an is not to be copied or used with advertisements without the written consent of said person. Pictures are here to help guide you in your woodworking abilities an to encourage you in your wood working hobbies, not to be copied
Thank you
bigcouger is offline  
post #5 of 6 Old 01-23-2012, 11:41 PM
Senior Member
 
boxerman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Marshalltown,Ia
Posts: 127
View boxerman's Photo Album My Photos
Those are very nice pens. What are you using for a finish on your pens? I always leave the center band off my slims I think slims look better with out them. Just my.02 worth. You can do alot with the slims though.

Craig Lorence
boxerman is offline  
post #6 of 6 Old 01-24-2012, 09:06 AM
Senior Member
 
firehawkmph's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Near Cleveland, Ohio
Posts: 4,982
View firehawkmph's Photo Album My Photos
Off to a good start Evil frog.
Those look like the american slim pens. You might want to try some of the euro models. They have a wider band in the middle and lend themselves to the thicker pens better. For the amer. slims, I would slim them down a bit so they don't look like they are being girdled in the middle. Keep it up.
Mike Hawkins
firehawkmph is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to firehawkmph For This Useful Post:
cabomhn (01-24-2012)
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Woodworking Talk - Woodworkers Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
crack pookemp General Woodworking Discussion 19 10-29-2011 09:08 AM
bowl has crack need fix exkluesive General Woodworking Discussion 0 09-06-2011 11:12 AM
Filling a crack Guitar Maestro Wood Finishing 16 06-26-2011 04:54 PM
Crack patching ? Jkunz General Woodworking Discussion 4 11-21-2010 03:23 PM
Schallac in the crack dollis Wood Finishing 1 04-08-2009 06:02 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome