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    I have been learning how turn pens just a short time now and decided to give one to one of my patients. He is a "younger" guy in his late 60s that has been going through a lot of not so fun medical issues. He had such a big smile on his face when I gave it to him. I wish I could do more to help him.
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    Susan

    "It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see."

    Henry David Thoreau

  • #2
    That's a good looking pen. What wood did you use?
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    StephenD


    The Southern Arizona Woodturners Association
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    • #3
      I bet he likes that pen. It is a beautiful one. I've got pen making stuff coming later this week and I'm looking forward to making more pens myself. My pen press came yesterday... I also made a sled for cutting pen blanks on the scroll saw.. Works great too... Great job on the pen,, Fay
      Have a great day, Fay.

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      • #4
        What a kind and compassionate thing to do! The pen is lovely, but the act behind it is even lovelier.
        Carole

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        • #5
          I am with Carole, what a nice thing to do!!
          And yes it is a very nice pen.
          Rolf
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          And the Long Island Scrollsaw Association

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          • #6
            [QUOTE=stephenD;489693]That's a good looking pen. What wood did you use?[/QU

            The wood that I used was some walnut I had leftover from another project.


            Thanks for the kind comments.
            Susan

            "It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see."

            Henry David Thoreau

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Fay P View Post
              I bet he likes that pen. It is a beautiful one. I've got pen making stuff coming later this week and I'm looking forward to making more pens myself. My pen press came yesterday... I also made a sled for cutting pen blanks on the scroll saw.. Works great too... Great job on the pen,, Fay
              Great job with the sled. It sure does make the cutting easier and increases the safe aspect too. Did you get some barrel trimmers when you ordered your other pen parts?
              Susan

              "It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see."

              Henry David Thoreau

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              • #8
                Barrow trimmers? Are those the same thing as that doodad that you true up the blanks with after you install the brass tube? I have mill thing that came in the beginner pen kits that I got. I ordered 5 kits and 2 acrylic blanks and 3 of some sort of a red wood , but not sure what that wood is. So the components of the pens and the blanks will be here on Saturday in the mail. Unfortunately the kits don't come with the blanks, but if they do, then I'll have extra blanks. It'll be fun, but I'm going to make my pens a little bit beefy but not like that last one I made. It'll be much slimmer and I hope I won't have any problems with the acrylic blanks. One is a cobalt blue and the other one has some purple in it so those will be interesting to try. I want to give a nice pen to my Dr. who had saved my life a few years ago when he said my heart didn't sound right. I would have died on about 6 months or less if he hadn't sent me to a heart specialist when he did. I was going to give him the guitar clock I made but I think a pen in a nice wooden display box will be a nice thing to give him. This is going to be fun. In the mean time I have been practicing the captive rings and such.. Fay
                Last edited by Fay P; 07-31-2014, 11:27 PM.
                Have a great day, Fay.

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                • #9
                  [QUOTE=Fay P;489777]Barrow trimmers? Are those the same thing as that doodad that you true up the blanks with after you install the brass tube?


                  Yes they are. What pen kits did you get? As for making the larger grip ones I have found the cigar type ones work great for that. Plus it lets you show off the wood more.
                  Susan

                  "It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see."

                  Henry David Thoreau

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Fay P View Post
                    . This is going to be fun. In the mean time I have been practicing the captive rings and such.. Fay

                    You are sooooo right. Acrylic was fun to turn, I did my first one about 2weeks ago. Someone saw it while I was out and about and bought it from me. I tried to give it to them but they would not accept it.
                    Susan

                    "It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see."

                    Henry David Thoreau

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                    • #11
                      Hi Susan, I got the slim line set and it had enough stuff to make 3 pens but one pen broke so I have 2 pens left from that kit. I have more stuff coming today and I'm so looking forward to trying the acrylic. The cigar pens would be fun to make also, but not sure if you can use the same mandrel for the slim lines pen with that or not. Will have to go to the other site and ask some questions on that. Going to go lie down for awhile. I did not get much sleep last night at all... Fay
                      Have a great day, Fay.

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                      • #12
                        Fay, I use the same mandrel for all the pens I have mad so far.
                        Susan

                        "It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see."

                        Henry David Thoreau

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                        • #13
                          I did get an answer to my question and they said same mandrel but different bushings. so will look around for sets of bushings and so on. This will be fun. Fay
                          Have a great day, Fay.

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                          • #14
                            I do the same and have a fair amount of different sized bushings. I put them in a container with dividers to keep them separate from the others. I then put a label on each little section so I know which bushings are which.
                            Susan

                            "It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see."

                            Henry David Thoreau

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                            • #15
                              Read some Larry Dossey books. You may have done more for your patient than you think.

                              But, the pen looks pretty nice.

                              Keep up the 'good work' - on both sides of the fence.

                              John
                              I've Got A Lot More To Learn
                              About Leaving Battlegrounds Alone
                              "~~ Molly Venter

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