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Thread: Got Pens ??

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    Got Pens ??

    Few pens I turned today for LOML to put in Easter Baskets for the Grandkids ...

    Tony, BCE '75

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    Don Taylor is offline Former Member (by the member's request)
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    Hey! Those are really Great looking Tony.

    Good work!

    DT

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    Cool pens! Not sure how old your grandkids are but any age would enjoy all those great colors.

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    Nice job, Tony. I think I like turning the acrylics as much or better than wood. It's more predictable, and there's no need to apply a finish. And the end result is nice.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    I think I like turning the acrylics as much or better than wood. It's more predictable, and there's no need to apply a finish.
    I like the colors, so do the kids....... Took a while to get the hang of turning acrylics -- don't ask how many I broke / melted / otherwise ruined before I got a combination of tools / speed / technique that works for me. I especially like not requiring a finish, just run 'em through the grits and polish 'em out.

    Looking at the penturners forum, guess I'm not the only one. Doesn't seem to be a set method, appears everyone has their own combination and style that works for them.

    Almost out of acrylic blanks..... so I'm back to wood for while until I order more.
    Last edited by Tony Falotico; 04-08-2007 at 02:30 PM.

    Tony, BCE '75

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    Great looking pens Tony I'm sure everyone loved them. I gave away bowls that I turned used them instead of baskets.
    Ken

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