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Old 10-30-2017, 03:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Been turning pens for about 6 months now, wondering what is wrong with me. Everything I look at I wonder if it can be made into a pen. Every limb that falls in the yard, wood by the roadside, broken pieces of furniture, clearance items at the Home Store.
Wife wants to get into casting so now I wonder about the parts and pieces of everything I see. In fact, last night I was cleaning out the litter box and wondered...


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IF you did what your thinking you would not be the first to do it.
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I guess I am slow but I don't see the problem. Aren't we all like that?
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I believe there is or was a contest for the BASH that used some things that we normally wouldn't make pens out of. You might just want to start planning for next Feb. when the bash will be going strong for the 14th time.
A little advance planning might make the difference between a winner of a pen and something that is just for show. Of course, there is always a good time had during the BASH.
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Dog Po and cat hair balls have already been done. LOL LOL:)
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Even moose poo has been done.
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Been turning pens for about 6 months now, wondering what is wrong with me. Everything I look at I wonder if it can be made into a pen. Every limb that falls in the yard, wood by the roadside, broken pieces of furniture, clearance items at the Home Store.
Wife wants to get into casting so now I wonder about the parts and pieces of everything I see. In fact, last night I was cleaning out the litter box and wondered...


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Yeap, don't worry, it has been done already...!

I went through a stage like that when I first started casting and I surprised a lot of people with what I used, I still use stuff that is not very "common" but is stuff I get from around here and I developed ways to deal/handle it so, it is easier now however, I'm doing it less and less as everybody is getting into casting which I'm OK with, after all, we all have our own creativity and casting is a great way to explore that, the excitement of trying new things and particularly the "buzz" of seeing what comes out of the pot after the nervous wait surpasses greatly the feeling of making repeated casts where you already know what you are getting, even though, is not always possible to see what you have until the surfaces are turned and finished or at least sanded and polished/coated, that I like a lot still...!

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Geez I walk around my neighborhood wondering (hoping) when a strong wind will down some of my favorite trees so I can get some wood.
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