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Old 05-12-2014, 11:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Smile Newbie but eager to learn

I have been "turning" for technically 2 years BUT actual turning time, I have about 3 months experience with my lathe ... so I'm NEW . I am eager to learn about the pens and many aspects that can be done with them - they are so much more than "just basic turning" like one of my turning club would have me believe.

I know I'll ask many questions - I am of the philosophy (as a retired teacher) that "no question is a stupid question" unless you don't ask it. THANKS for your help as I grow in this skill.

I am a carver (songbirds, birds of prey, ducks) and pyrographer and thoroughly am enjoying becoming a turner as well. The artistic abilities and capabilities in working with wood are awesome and challenging - things I love. I met my husband through carving and he's the one that "saw a spark" in my eyes when I tried turning at a local woodworking exhibition/show.

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Old 05-12-2014, 11:31 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome aboard. You have come to the right place for all things pen turning. You can get about all the information you need right here.
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Old 05-12-2014, 11:33 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 05-12-2014, 11:36 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Old 05-12-2014, 02:39 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Old 05-12-2014, 02:48 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Welcome from South Florida! I am fairly new and was in your shoes a few months ago. Everyone on this forum is eager to help with anything! I have met amazing people on this forum and only wish I lived closer to these fine people :)

Not many pen turners on this forum from southeast Florida!

Michelle :)
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Hi Beth, Welcome from sunny South Africa.
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