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Thread: Now w/picts -- the vortex continues to pull me in....

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    WNY, Buffalo Area

    Arrow Now w/picts -- the vortex continues to pull me in....

    You guys weren't kidding about the abyss that is Lathe Land.

    I have found the fun world of pen turning! It probably didn't help that, while working at Woodcraft, most everyone has turned at least a pen or two. I started with the free Penn State video, that someone posted here about. Then I took a class at the store, given by Kurt Hertzog (a well known turner in these parts). Then I just started making them.

    Right now, I'm doing mostly slim lines & euro/deco slim lines. Some with center bands, some without. Using a variety of woods: Becote, Padauk, Lacewood, Cherry, Maple, Black Walnut & White Oak.

    Before anyone says anything about pictures, i know, i know, "no pictures--it didn't happen".... Where I am posting from, I don't have access to pictures of my pens. Hopefully tonight I will be able to update this post with some pen pictures.

    Pictures Added.....
    #1 Black Walnut - HUT friction finish - My 1st Pen!
    #2 Becote - CA & wax finish -- this was from the class I took.
    #3 Purple Heart - CA & wax finish -- This was a gift to my wife.
    -It didn't turn out as purple as I was hoping for, but oh well....
    #4 Padauk - CA & wax finish
    #5 Becote - CA & wax finish - gift for my best friend
    #6 Lacewood - CA & wax finish - gift for my best friend
    #7 Cherry - HUT friction finish - My 2nd Pen!
    Last edited by Sean Wright; 05-11-2009 at 04:43 AM. Reason: Added Pictures
    We create with our hands in wood what our mind sees in thought.
    Disclosure: Formerly was a part-time sales person & instructor at WoodCraft in Buffalo, NY.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Central Illinois
    Fellow Spinners REJOICE!!!!

    We have another one!

    Soon we will ------------------RULE THE WORLD!!!!! HEHEHE.

    Welcome SEAN to the wonderful world of the SPINNING WOOD.

    Bruce Shiverdecker - Retired Starving Artist ( No longer a Part timer at Woodcraft, Peoria, Il.)

    "The great thing about turning is that all you have to do is remove what's not needed and you have something beautiful. Nature does the hard part!"

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Rhode Island
    Now you are a turner you get to see the official turning flag.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
    Nice pens, Sean. Glad you're enjoying your time in the Abyss.
    Why has common sense
    become so uncommon?

    My Woodwork Site

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Goodland, Kansas
    Great looking pens Sean. Welcome to the black hole of turning. Enjoy.
    Bernie W.

    Retirement: Thats when you return from work one day
    and say, Hi, Honey, Im home forever.

    To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funnybone.

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