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    a turning effort

    I made this (with Don Baker's help because I have a busted rib) for a classmate who is being married today.

    Just to show I really do do some woodworking!
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Chris wedding pen.jpg  

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    Wow, that is a beauty Carol!

    I'm sure it will be very well received

    Busted rib, OUCH, I use to bust them all the time, 25 years ago, playing football or riding.......... OK, "Crashing" off-rode bikes.....

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    Carol that is a beauty. I am sure it will be cherished for a long time.
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    Great pen Carol! But if it is made of resin that ain't woodworking
    Best regards,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toni Ciuraneta View Post
    Great pen Carol! But if it is made of resin that ain't woodworking
    Toni beat me to the punch...where's the wood?

    Beautiful pen, Carol. I'm sure the gift will be very appreciated.

    I hope your busted rib heals quickly.
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    Wow, looks like something a Queen would have. Beautiful
    Faith, Hope & Charity

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    Turning is turning! Very nice pen, and that's a very nice kit to use for a wedding pen!
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    A turning effort

    I would say thats more than an effort.I would say that is a great accomplishment

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    So you guys missed the wood, huh? Its there. a tiny ring above the nib. The acrylic chipped when barrel trimming. After it was done a 3/32" wide ring was needed to make up the gap. That was only boo-boo. But the challenge of turning a tiny ring, 3/8" ID, 3/32" wide and 1/16" thick kept the day from getting dull! Only turned one. It broke cleanly when installing it, so I wound up gluing it one. It serves as a friction ring to keep the fingers from slipping on the highly polished (4000 grit followed by plastic rubbing compound) acrylic barrel. That's my story and I'm sticking to it. I may be an amateur turner but I have been recovering from woodworking foopaa's for several decades now.

    But thanks for your comments. It feels real good to finally finish something in the shop. Its been 5 years.

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    I assumed that was a design detail, intended to add character!

    (Uh, the truth is I totally missed it)
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