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Old 05-25-2018, 02:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Bandon, OR
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Default Hello from Oregon

I recently returned to woodworking and discovered a passion for woodturning. Naturally I stumbled into pen turningand am hooked. My wife was looking at some of my pens and decided that they were nice enough for her to place a large order. She owns an art gallery in Old Towne Bandon that sells fine art, wood carvings, jewelry and pottery; however, she really didnít carry anything priced below $100 that would appeal to or be appropriate for men. She wanted pens that would retail for $35 to $300 so I ordered a variety of styles and even some parts to try my hand at kitless fountains (I do have machining experience and the machines necessary to do the work as Iím a retired gunsmith and have built many firearms from scratch). Iím looking forward to exploring this forum and posting pics of my work for critique.

Chris McKim
McKim Custom Designs
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Old 05-25-2018, 07:46 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome from South Carolina.
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Old 05-25-2018, 08:16 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Glad to have you with us. It is funny how quickly this pen thing escalates, isn't it? lol

Enjoy the journey, answer questions when you can, ask'm when you got'm, make friends and have a ball!!!

Welcome aboard from "The Breadbasket of the South", Virginia!
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Old 05-25-2018, 09:05 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Welcome Chris.
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Old 05-25-2018, 09:22 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Welcome to IAP !!

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Old 05-25-2018, 09:27 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Old 05-25-2018, 08:41 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Welcome from Oklahoma!
Warning! Pen turning can be addictive!
Please turn at your own risk...then smile and show off your work!
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Old 05-26-2018, 07:17 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Welcome to the IAP, from Scotland!
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Old 05-28-2018, 06:49 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Welcome from Alaska--spent quite a few years just down the road from Bandon in the 70s and 80s turning myrtlewood. Made so much money I had to quit ;)
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Old 05-28-2018, 08:15 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Welcome to the IAP, Chris!
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