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Old 04-18-2017, 02:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default New Guy in Central Texas

Hello all,

I have been woodworking for a few years but I am in no way an expert.. I consider myself a beginner.. I have recently purchased a lathe (2 weeks ago) and have burned through 40 pen kits practicing turning.. I have attached a few pictures of my few pens I have made.. They are all slimline, as I found those are the cheapest to learn on.. I am currently only doing a friction polish, but I bought a ton of CA glue to start trying to learn how to do that finish..

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Old 04-18-2017, 02:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome to the group!
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Old 04-18-2017, 02:55 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Welcome from South Carolina.
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Old 04-18-2017, 03:22 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Welcome from Virginia! Nice group of pens! are well on your way!
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Old 04-18-2017, 03:34 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Howdy, from North Texas!
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Old 04-18-2017, 04:15 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Welcome from Mississippi, Michael. Great looking group of pens...
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Old 04-18-2017, 04:41 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Welcome from another Central Texas turner. Southeast of Waco here.
Randy Short


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Old 04-18-2017, 05:01 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Welcome....Nice start on the pens. They look pretty good from here.

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Old 04-18-2017, 05:41 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Welcome Michael. Good looking pens.
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