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Old 02-05-2010, 12:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default Hi everyone....just introducing myself

Just saying hello to everyone.....My name is Grant and I live in Lake Saint Louis, MO. I just started turning pens in December and am really enjoying it. I hope to learn alot from you veteran turners.
Here is a pic of the last pen I made. let me know what you think.....
http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/zz16/Grvado/9.jpg

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Old 02-05-2010, 06:20 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome Grant! I am posting this even though I am not a member of the SWM group. Lots of great folks from your area on this forum!

Even though I usually add the links below to welcomes in the "Introduction" forum, I did want to include these to you.

Below are links to two threads/articles that have lots of information on pen turning. The first one is a very basic overview of the many aspects of getting into turning pens.
Getting Started In Penturning

The second link has postings by different pen turners and what they wish they had known earlier:
If I had known this earlier . .


Here is another link - a PDF on the acronyms used here. I am sure you know many but this will help with those you don't.

http://content.penturners.org/articl...9/Acronyms.pdf
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Old 02-05-2010, 01:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
 
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Grant: Welcome aboard to this great hobby. Looks like you are getting the hang of this penturning craft down pretty quickly as that is one very nice looking pen. Hopefully you can make it to our next SWMO Penturners meeting in March and you may want to consider attending the Midwest Penturning Gathering in Champaigne Illinois on April 17th.
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Old 02-05-2010, 08:42 PM   #4 (permalink)
 
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WOuld be nice to make an event and meet some others doing this
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Old 02-05-2010, 08:51 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Welcome from the natural state , good looking pen. Looks like the vortex has you pretty good hold on you.
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Old 02-05-2010, 11:03 PM   #6 (permalink)
 
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Thanks MAC,
Yea I got sucked in......I was under the impression that this was an inexpensive hobby....LOL
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Old 02-05-2010, 11:54 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks MAC,
Yea I got sucked in......I was under the impression that this was an inexpensive hobby....LOL
I am laughing with you.
check out the Southwest Missouri club, I was at their first meeting, a good group of guys and gals.
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Welcome from Ohio. Yeah, we all thought that this would be a nice, inexpensive hobby when we started. After four years, I am starting to switch all of my bushings and tool to a new system - creating even more expense. At least making pens can pay for itself,,, eventually. (At least that is what I keep telling my wife. )
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Hi Grant,
I am the coordinator of the Southwest Missouri local chapter. Welcome to the IAP! Our next meeting is March 20 at the Republic, MO Branch Library. Would love to have you. I will post driving directions and info on this local chapter forum before long. Joining the SW MO local chapter is free and you will get all the updates from our group. All you have to do to join is pm me your email address and I will add you to our mailing list. No spam, I promise! :o) Besides, we are short on jet airplane mechanics!
Hope to meet you soon.

And...your pen is great. Love that wood and the finish looks first class.
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I also would like to say welcome. Hopefully you can make the March meeting. I attended the fall meeting last year and it is a way to meet others in the area. Also they have someone do a demo great way to learn something new
And great contacts for purchasing thing you may need in the future.
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