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post #1 of 5 Old 12-18-2011, 06:20 PM Thread Starter
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Lovin This Whole Woodturning Thing

The wife was making Christmas cookies today so I got some free time in the shop. I'm having a blast with this lathe!!

I got 5 pens turned today. I'm sure pens are boring to look at on here but I'm excited to learn how to turn so you guys are just stuck with my pics, lol. I'm also a horrible photographer but here they are...

The cartridge pens are both at my brothers request. Both are walnut. Its hard to see in my pic but the first one is gold, the second chrome. The cherry and walnot Euro's were at my moms request. She is giving them as gifts. The last one, I made for my wife. It is Curly Maple with a Walnut Celtic Knot. I made it a little fatter than the other Euro's and she said it looks very girly, lol. I wish my pic was better, the curl looks really sweet in this one. The Celtic Knot didnt come out perfect because I didnt get the whole perfectly centered but the wife loves it so thats all that matters.

If you guys have any critisism, I'd love to hear it. I want to get better and you can't hurt my feelings!!

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Very good looking pens! I can see the curl in the Nib section wood and it looks really great. I cannot force myself to complete a pen in just one day, I generally take about three days on each pen and sometimes longer. I guess I'm just to picky on getting it right. I spent 5 whole days on the Spark Plug pen and it was created with the Slimline kit, but I'm real [leased with it.
You've done a great job on all those pens! Keep showing us more pics as you make them

Thanks for sharing!

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Good looking pens. You are ahead of me on Celtic knots I have yet to try one.
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Very nice bunch of pens. Having fun at it is all that counts. Welcome to your New Addiction.

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Looks great man. Very nice work on all of the pens. The celtic knot is something that is on my list of things to try. Very nice work indeed.

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