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post #1 of 9 Old 03-12-2011, 08:18 PM Thread Starter
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Here are the 1st pens that I have made,I just started pens about two weeks ago,and finally got the pic thing figured out (I think) all comments welcome The 1st pic is acrylic and the rest are wood.
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post #2 of 9 Old 03-12-2011, 09:13 PM
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Very nice for your first pens, I'm impressed.

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post #3 of 9 Old 03-12-2011, 09:42 PM
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Very good work Ken!
I especially like the pens with the Burn rings, I probably put them on 90% of my pens. I use some used Guitar strings in different sizes given to by Son-in-law when he re-strings his instruments. You've done very well this being your first pens. I'm now turning several EL Grande/Olympian Elite/Apollo/Churchill and Titan style pens and my clients are really going for them.
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Thanks for the compllments.I figured I would start with the slimline just to see how it would go,an I think I may be hooked,but I plan on trying other styles real soon.

Penman That last one reminds me of somebody that needs a bigger belt

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Nice work.

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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Beautiful. All of them.

I'll be turning my first pens sometime next week. Though I doubt they will be this nice.

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Beautiful pens!

I really enjoy the design of the pens on the 3rd picture! What do you use to finish?
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Nice work on the pens and congratulations of honing a new skill. I've turned a few pens and they are really fun to make. I wasn't having much luck selling them so I didn't turn anymore until the ones I had in stock were gone. Love them all from the acryllic to the wooden ones. Fantastic work.

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Beautiful pens!

I really enjoy the design of the pens on the 3rd picture! What do you use to finish?

Thanks for all the kind words.Actually they were easier than I thought they would be.The only tools I use are the Ci1 rougher an the Ci0 easy finisher,then I start with 600 wet or dry on acrylic,then go to micro mesh all the way to 12000,then buff with a paper towel.I start on the wooden ones with dry 400 up to 1000,then use the brown buffing compound,then hut buffing polish,then finish them off with carnuba wax.It sounds like a lot of work,but once on the lathe total time one the acrylic is about 30 min.
PS One of the cigar pens went to my step son and that purple acrylic one went to his wife.
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