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Old 07-02-2017, 04:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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I've been turning since sometime in 2007. When I first started I could turn all day and night. About a year ago I quit turning. I had no desire to make a pen or anything else. I followed IAP but was burned out. Last weekend I got back into turning. I've made 7 or 8 pens plus a few other things. It feels nice to turn again. I'm also glad that I can turn when I feel like it. Anybody else get burned out and take a break?
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Maybe you can turn a pepper mill.
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Maybe you can turn a pepper mill.
I'm expecting you to teach me next month!!
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Old 07-02-2017, 04:47 PM   #4 (permalink)
 
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If I do 4 or 5 pens in a day or two, I may not touch another one for a week.
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If I don't do something pen related, turning, finishing, polishing, assembling, etc. every day I have a feeling that something is missing. I don't have a problem. :)
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Old 07-02-2017, 06:18 PM   #6 (permalink)
 
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I get burnt out a lot! Especially when making blanks.... the same ones over and over. It gets me down until I can find a little time to try something new or different. Sometimes a little break is a good thing.
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Yep. Haven't really turned much at all for a few years now. Maybe 3-4 pens. Love the stuff put out here and have started to get interested again, leaning toward kitless myself.
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Old 07-02-2017, 06:59 PM   #8 (permalink)
 
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I'm newer than most, but after making a bunch 80-100 blanks for the last MPG, life got in the way and I have done little for the past 2-3 months.

But... For "stress reduction purposes" I have slowly crept back into the shop. I could care less what comes out, I just need some time alone. Alas, a few nice things have emerged.

I cherish that penturning, woodturning, playing in the shop can be a hobby.
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Geez I do only one a day sometimes I just sit and drink a beer and listen to music. Just being in my shop is therapeutic. Sort of an old fart thing I guess.


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I know the focus of IAP is pens and I love turning pens but there are so mnay other things to turn...how can you resist? I've also just started casting my own pen blanks (and razor handles and razor stands and shaving brush handles). All you need is a 5" piece of 3/4" PVC pipe, a pint of polyester resin you can buy for $12 with a coupon from JoAnn Fabrics or Michaels and a few little jars of Pearlex in your favorite colors and you're in business. Easy peasy and your only limitation is your imagination. There's all kinds of things you can throw into your casting...acorn caps, pine cones, coffee beans, sweet gum pods, pieces of any kind of wood you like (break up some of your wood cutoffs and toss them in). There are YouTube videos galore on casting.
I just made my first cutting board and now everyone wants one. A trip to Woodcraft netted me a bunch of 3/4" x 3" x 3' boards in 8 different woods - all 50% off for the holiday weekend. Tuesday I'm going to buy a Harbor Freight planer with a 25% off coupon and then I'll have to build a new bench for it.

I've got 3 pen kits with tubes glued up and waiting to go. Now when I wake up I have a choice of what I want to work on that day. Maybe a little diversification would help reinvigorate you guys?
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