2nd try at Pens

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im happy with the second one 
challenge was not making lathe tight enufff then pieces stopped turning
tighten lathe better 
i really did enjoy making this might have found new hobby thanks to all who sent me stuff 
cocobolo wood ... Patrizio Pen Kit ... I also epoxy a Gatsby for next one 

*TONY ** Reinholds* ALWAYS REMEMBER TO HAVE FUN

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Looks like you have the hang of it Tony, Well Done.

Main Street to the Mountains

a good start my friend but youve over turned or sanded a little too much. you want to make sure your turning matches the pen parts. yours look a little skinny bud. thats ok, it's how you learn. next one leave it a little fat to allow for the final sanding. keep at it and you'll be a pen making machine before you know it !

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

thanks Eric and pottz and thanks for advice brother i love that i will take it to heart on next one 😍👍

*TONY ** Reinholds* ALWAYS REMEMBER TO HAVE FUN

Looking fine Tony!
Great depth with that wood finish.
Fine looking pen.    Use it to order all the new tools you want.    Well why not?

Ron

Nice job Tony welco.e to the pen making rabbit hole. I just nought a cnc to get me farther down the hole. Im so deep I doubt I couod find my way out. If you ever need/want pen blanks hit me up. I always have some floating around
geez keebs are you drunk ? i had to look twice at what you said man ?

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

geez keebs are you drunk ? i had to look twice at what you said man ?
Ha! This coming form Pottz 🤣

Tony, I did the same thing on my first pen. I turned it right down to the bushings and then when I sanded it I ended up undersized. Now I leave everything just a little proud and finish it up with the sanding. I’m not good enough on the lathe to be perfect the first go ‘round. I think of it as I’m turning the blank to rough shape then finishing the shaping with my sanding. The finish looks nice! Well done!

Keebs congrats on the CNC! What a great addition!

Ryan/// ~sigh~ I blew up another bowl. Moke told me "I made the inside bigger than the outside".

ryan re read keebs post. he's in party mode ! hell so am i, but still posting ok ? i think ?

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

Oh I know, I was just jabbing’ at ya! 

Ryan/// ~sigh~ I blew up another bowl. Moke told me "I made the inside bigger than the outside".

who are you.......................... oh,never mind ! ive been partying with keebs and didn't know it 🤣

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

next one is a Gatsby so it will be fat like me LOL 🤣🤣

*TONY ** Reinholds* ALWAYS REMEMBER TO HAVE FUN

perfect bud. just remember you can always remove, but you cant add !

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

pottz
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perfect bud. just remember you can always remove, but you cant add !
im just happy this one not in trash can 😎👍

*TONY ** Reinholds* ALWAYS REMEMBER TO HAVE FUN

always good buddy. just use it as a daily user,thats what i do. sadly ive got more than ill use in my lifetime 🤣🤣🤣🤣😎

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

Nice Tony!  Looks good man.  Keep crankin’ em out 😎
Nicely done !!!
The closes I have come to making one is when I was making hydraulics for my heavy equipment.

https://www.lumberjocks.com/threads/blog-post-index.331197/#post-2112151

Extraordinary....when you know it's not serial industry product, .....respekt!!

...woodicted

A great looking Pen, Gr8gunter.

-- Soli Deo gloria! ( To God alone be the Glory)