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  1. Racer3770

    The Next Generation of Pen Makers

    Hey everyone! I am a teacher at an Independent STEM school in southwest Ohio. At the end of every year, teachers create a new course called "STEMmersion". This course is a 10-day immersive experience for students in grades 6-11 and is the highlight of everyone's school year. This year, I am...
  2. Fine Engineer

    Wild Sage

    I have an idea for a set of pens I'd like to make for a fundraiser, and one component of that is using wild sage as the primary wood. I have not seen any offered, so I though I'd see how doable this is. I'll document the effort here if anybody else is interested. I live near a field with lots...
  3. Q

    Wood ID Help

    I was given this dark piece from someone who knew I turned pens. (Curly maple is in the background for comparison). The best I can describe it is that it's very dense and heavy and hard as can be...as if it were stabilized but it's just plane jane wood from what I can tell. Is it teak? Thanks guys!
  4. Psychmike22

    Looking for a blank.

    Hello IAP, I have been looking for a blank for a while and can’t seem to find it. I was looking for tortoise shell style blanks and haven’t quite found what I was looking for. Then I saw it in the Esterbrook Estie. They call it honeycomb. Does anyone know where I can find something similar...
  5. G

    Suggestions

    I am looking for some suggestions on a pattern either easy or hard i can make for the experience i have mostly just used whole blanks without any patterning or anything really special so i would like some suggestions for a design i can replicate and if you have any tips please feel free to share.
  6. T

    Moving sale continued

    I found more kits, blanks, fountain nibs, supplies, extras. Blanks are exceptional rosewood burl, large highly figured walnut and spalted (maple?) Must go! Large flat rate box. $100 +$25 shipping continental US only. Thanks for looking
  7. R

    ISO Steeler color pen blank

    I am making thank yous for people who assisted with our wedding this year and one requested Steelers American football team colors. Where would you all suggest I find black and yellow or black and gold blanks. I want both colors to come through nicely and i dont want to pay more than $6 per...
  8. E

    Why hardwood instead of softwood?

    Hi everyone! I've heard that hardwood is better than softwood for turning. Is this true, and if so, why? Thanks! - Ekick
  9. Olivewood Pen Blanks

    BETHLEHEM OLIVE WOOD PEN BLANKS ( DARK GRAINS AROUND THE FOUR SIDES )

    AUTHENTIC / BETHLEHEM Olive Wood Pen Blanks DARK GRAINS& EXTREMELY FIGURED AROUND ALL SIDES GRADE A+++ PRODUCED FROM THE HEART WOOD OF THE OLIVE BRANCH THIS PRODUCT IS COMING STRAIGHT FROM BETHLEHEM THROUGH JERUSALEM / THE HOLY LAND Sizes: 5" X 0.75" X 0.75" PURCHASE INCLUDES...
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    Highly Figured Bethlehem Olive Wood Pen Blanks
  11. Olivewood Pen Blanks

    Highly Figured Bethlehem Olive Wood Pen Blanks

    AUTHENTIC / BETHLEHEM Olive Wood Pen Blanks DARK GRAINS& EXTREMELY FIGURED AROUND ALL SIDES GRADE A+++ PRODUCED FROM THE HEART WOOD OF THE OLIVE BRANCH THIS PRODUCT IS COMING STRAIGHT FROM BETHLEHEM THROUGH JERUSALEM / THE HOLY LAND Sizes: 5" X 0.75" X 0.75" PURCHASE INCLUDES...
  12. Woodchipper

    Wipe on poly

    I read a post yesterday that mentioned WOP for pen blanks. I have searched for it and haven't found it yet. How is it best applied and how long do you let each coat take to dry? Thanks.
  13. J

    Hello from Phoenix AZ

    My name is Jim Godoy. I started turning a few years back and that hobby turned into blank making. I was fortunate enough to meet a fellow turner with similar interests and we have since focused mostly on blank making, cast, hybrid, stabilized, dyed and segmented blanks. Looking forward to being...
  14. B

    Hello from Canada

    Hello from Nova Scotia, Canada. I'm new to turning and am excited to learn as much as possible, seeing as now I'm addicted to it... I was wondering if there is anyone else on here from Canada, maybe even N.S. im starting to turn some pens and am looking at ordering bulk blanks so I can just keep...
  15. B

    the secret to "free" blanks

    so while short on cash. I was browsing Facebook and came across a woodworkers page. I offered in exchange for a box of scrap woods of man varieties I would send them a pen I made. Small problem though. the 1st box I received had over 100 blank sized scraps. And 20 other people offered to ship...
  16. Woodchipper

    Dead dogwood tree

    I have a dead dogwood tree in my backyard that needs to come down. Not sure how it died- one day it was OK and then, leaves didn't come out and part of the bark (no puns here, OK?) is coming off. I'm thinking lightning kill but there are trees around it that are over 75 feet tall and they are...
  17. P

    First Pen Stone blank

    I bought my first pen stone blank from penn state and plan on using the hourglass pen kit from pen state. I have a few questions about the pen stone. I also bought the right bits they recommended. 1. How hard is the stone to turn and what speed is recommended to turn it at. 2. When...
  18. P

    Thich CA glue fumes

    This is about the third time I have glued a bunch of blanks togethere but at first I thought it was seasonal allergies but from the research I did on thick CA glue was the fumes from it can cause a type of asthma problem that almost makes it hard to breathe feels like breathing through a straw...
  19. C

    Railroad Related Pen Blank

    Afternoon All, I was wondering if anyone knows of a source for some type of railroad related pen blanks. I saw a discussion about using old railroad ties from a few years ago, I know I do not want to go that route. Perhaps reclaimed wood from a station or railroad car remodel. I have a few...
  20. hcpens

    September 2015 PITH Parings - Let the turnings begin!

    :bananen_smilies035:Here are the pairings for the SEPTEMBER 2015 PITH! We have 70 adults with :bananen_smilies051:12 NEW members joining in!! * No youth were identified at this time, will have to work on next PITH In the member swap we have 3 countries represented: Australia, Canada and the...
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