Some of my Pen Turning

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I'm no major pen turner but I do visit turning parts on the lathe once in a while. I did these a couple years ago and stored them in my dresser. Then forgot about them. The trouble with pen turning is that they turn out so nice and then you don't want to use them or make them and give away. It's fun to make and addictive for sure!

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nice "penmanship" rick. i was quite addicted years back and have enough pen blanks to last the rest of my life.

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 Pottz. I can see how additive it can be. I knew a lady who bought a Rikon variable speed lathe just to turn pens. She could barely put food on the table yet she bought hundreds of dollars of pen kits several times a month just to give them away to friends. Generous but maybe not wise.

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What finish do you prefer for your pens Rick? I’ve gone back and forth between CA glue, poly, and just buff and wax. 

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

Those are beautiful Rick, I can see where they would be addictive, really nice work.

Jack

Thanks Jack. 
Ryan....I prefer using CA glue. It's hard to beat. Sometimes I put a coat of wood butter on afterwards. 

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BUT... don't tell Pottzy you use CA... or Mokey you do wood instead of plastic.

If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD