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Old 10-12-2009, 06:40 PM   #11 (permalink)
 
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Welcome from Sunny St. Cloud, Fla. Home of beautiful Florida woods.
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Bob, I am in Lexington. That is about 2 hours from Richmond also. Not sure if we are in the same direction though.
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Welcome to the IAP Robert!
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Old 10-13-2009, 04:49 AM   #14 (permalink)
 
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Welcome Robert.
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Welcome Robert. Join in the fun here and post some picts of your work too.

I am posting links to two threads/articles that have lots of information on pen turning. The first one is a very basic overview of the many aspects of getting into turning pens.
Getting Started In Penturning

The second link has postings by different pen turners and what they wish they had known earlier:
If I had known this earlier . .
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Welcome form Tennessee.
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Robert, welcome from Texas!!
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Welcome, another guy here from just outside of Richmond. I'm another addict in the pen turning club at Woodcraft. You're completely right, IAP is the best place to learn starting out, and as you continue. I'm just warning you, this craft is a slippery slope that can consume all of your time, money, and sanity....you'll go around looking at every material you see wherever you go and say "I wonder what that would look like on a pen....".
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