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post #1 of 5 Old 01-14-2012, 08:33 PM Thread Starter
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New Lathe and First Pens

Hey guys. I introduced myself in the intro section but i thought i would do it here also. I have been lurking on this site for several months now. My wife got me the Penn State 10" variable speed lathe with basic pen turning kits for Christmas. All i can say is i am hooked now. I wanted to show off a couple of my pens. please excuse the photo skills i am using a point and shoot camera. I look forward to all criticism. I cant wait till i can get more turning tools and more practice under my belt.
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It's all over for you now. Welcome to the blackhole known as woodturning.

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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No criticism here! Looks like you know what you're doing. I've yet to try any pens but they definitely appeal to me.

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Very nice pens. And welcome to the vortex.

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YEP, Once your in there is no way out. The sky is the limit. When I first started I thought lathes were only for ballbats and spindles. Boy, was I wrong. I used to do flatwork but I just about quit that part. Its great. It can get expensive in a hurry.
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