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Old 12-07-2018, 11:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Just got the lathe and tools this week. This is my third pen overall, and only second from start to finish on my new lathe. My first pen is almost comically bulbous, so I'm looking to slim things down, and I really like this one. Of course, I gave it to my daughter fresh off the lathe.

EDIT: I was also careful to mark the alignment of the grain when I cut the blank. Only to promptly forget to align the grain when I assembled the pen. Live and learn.


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What kind of wood? There are an infinite number of ways to turn a pen blank. Yours is one of them. Nice pen and like the bold grain. Welcome to the forum, too.
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Nice job! With Cigars, you can just pull them apart and realign them, by hand.
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That is zebrawood. Very nice, bold grain and the lighter wood has a nice translucent effect as well.
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Zebra wood is my wife's favorite due to the bold grain. Again, nice pen...the second of hundreds.
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Well done Michael. Keep em coming.
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Old 12-10-2018, 11:36 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Michael,

Good looking pen!

Here is a suggestion - Harbor Freight has a good set of transfer punches - here - https://www.harborfreight.com/28-pie...-set-3577.html

You can use these to disassembly the pen and re-align either or both ends. Great practice and experience that becomes very beneficial down the road.

If you need some guidance on disassembly, just ask. That model is a fairly easy one to disassemble and re-assemble.
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