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Old 05-18-2017, 06:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default Hello from Charlotte NC

Well, actually just south of Charlotte in Union County...

About a month ago, I picked up a Rikon mini lathe with a lot of penturning accessories from Craigslist and started turning my first pens immediately. Being that this is the first lathe I've ever used, I still have a lot to learn and although they're not without their flaws, I've already turned a few from some blanks I cut out of some black walnut firewood pieces and some leftover scraps in my shop. I've already ordered more kits from PSI to pair with some exotic wood blanks that I've purchased from Woodcraft in Matthews.

I'm really excited about this new hobby and being able to make some useful items for my friends and for my family.

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Welcome John from Rock Hill! Just down the road. We have a local wood turning group and a pen turning group that meet over in Waxhaw. You should check it out! PM me for details!
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Welcome John, from Sydney Australia.
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Welcome from South Carolina - Lancaster County.
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Welcome from Mississippi, John...
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