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Old 10-09-2018, 10:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Good morning from rainy Tacoma WA

Good morning everyone! As I sit and wait in the rain to be able to start working, I just wanted to say hi and introduce myself. My name is Chris, Iím relatively new to pen making, I have only successfully made 3 pens so far. Would have been six but stuff happens. Went a little too aggressive on one blank and went down to the tube, tried casting some blanks with Liquid Diamonds and apparently didnít glue the tube in well enough and had those explode. Is that going to stop me, NO!!!! I live in Tacoma WA now for 4 years before that I lived in central CA. I canít wait to learn from everyone and maybe get some tips on working with these acrylic blanks. Hope everyone is having a great day. Time to go play in the rain.
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Old 10-09-2018, 11:02 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome Chris. I messed up a few early on and then took a short piece of 2x4 pine and made about a dozen blanks - not to make pens but to get the experience of turning to size, gluing, sanding and finishing. My goal was strictly the experience of using the tools, sandpaper and finish and getting the "feel" for each. "That" journey made the final destination of the next set of pens a couple of notches above the first sets.

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