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  1. #1
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    Talking First one

    This is my first ever pen, first real turning too.
    It's spalted beech, i scanned the pen on my
    scanner because i keep forgetting to charge
    my camera batteries.
    I also used the pen press i won on the forum,
    it's great to use, thanks Joe.


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    Nice looking pen, Kevin.

    Scanned??? Jeez, maybe I should throw away my camera; that's better than some of the photos I take. Cool idea!
    Why has common sense
    become so uncommon?

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    Great looking pen Kevin. Good looking picture.

    I am like Gord if that is scanned I need to chuck the camera.

    Oh wait scanning a big HF may not work!!!
    Bernie W.

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    Looking good. And, amazingly, you avoided the first pen temptation to make it with a lot of bulgies and curves. 90% of first Slims are monstrosities like that.
    And, you should never-ever admit you made a picture with your scanner. Let them think you are a pretty good photographer.

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    Kevin, you did a real nice job on that pen. Hope to see more in the future.
    I am a photographer and even I am impressed with the quality of the scan. I never even thought of trying that. Great!

    Tom

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    Nicely done, Kevin.

    Bruce
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    "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!"

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    That came out looking great, Kevin. Well done.
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    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

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    Kevin,
    Fantastic job you have officially joined the abyss.

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    Thumbs up

    Thanks everyone for the comments.
    I just learned about the scanner trick last
    week on another forum (begins with W and ends in T)
    It is the first time i've used the lathe in over a year
    and even then i was only able to practise for a few day's
    until my health problems put paid to it. ,
    i recently had a pain killing injection in my spine
    which worked great for 3 day's now i'm back to normal
    so no more turning now until i've had surgery.
    There is one good thing about the situation though
    i get to continue learning off you good folk by reading
    all the posts on the forum.

  10. #10
    Nice -- pen and the scan!
    Remember the tea kettle - it is always up to its neck in hot water, yet it
    still sings!

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