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  1. Turning Point Pen Co.

    Introduction Post: Michael/Turning Point Pen Co.

    Hi! I'm Michael, I was introduced to turning (and pen making) when I was in Middle School back in 2005. I found a passion in making these rectangular materials into shiny cylindrical objects, and kept turning as a hobby through high school and college. The turning point for me was after...
  2. J

    Hello from Spokane, Washington, USA!

    Hello Everyone! I had the wild idea of making my brother a cool wood pen for a Christmas present. Turned my first pen at Woodcraft in a Turn for Troops event and loved it! So I did a little digging into it and before I knew what had happened I had bought a lathe and over a dozen pen kits and...
  3. C

    Hello From Michigan

    Hello all, I have been around woodworking my entire life and once I discovered pen turning I was hooked! I learned carpentry from my father and have been working with him for many years. I came across pen turning when I was looking for an extra hobby and now it has become my main activity when...
  4. sfhipchick

    Hello from Southern Oregon!

    Hello everyone! My husband and I are about to get back into turning and we're so excited! We had a pair of lathes for some years but a couple of years ago a wildfire raced through part of our property and took out our shop and everything in it. All of our tools, all of our machines, including...
  5. T

    hello from upstate NY

    I am originally from Idaho. Because of space I decided to start a hobby working on small projects, and pen turning seemed really interesting. I have really enjoyed it and found this forum looking for new ideas. I am excited to learn ands view/read other peoples opinions. Here a link to my...
  6. J

    NC Member Introduction

    Hello Everyone. Been on here about a month and havent had a whole lot of time to actually use it. I am looking forward to seeing what everyone is making along with showing some of the things that I am making. I am including a photo of two of my most recent pens. The left is a hyrind blank...
  7. U

    I need assistance drilling acrylic pen blanks on my lathe please!!!!

    I am very new to pen turning as well as new to the forum, and thus far I absolutely love it. The problem I am having is that when I advance the drill bit in a little it gets caught, and unscrews the bar inside the tailstock that holds the drilling chuck. I have to back it off, and tighten it...
  8. O

    Hello again from Maryland

    I am new to this forum, and actually I am pretty new to pen turning. I ordered my lathe on Black Friday last year, and after it came I had to wait a while to get help to carry it into the basement and set it up. I made my first pen late last winter. I've made many since then, but I still have...
  9. B

    New member from South Africa

    Hi, My name is Buks, and I am new into woodturning and pen turning. Hope to learn a lot from all of you! Regards BdJ
  10. R

    Hello from Rockford Illinois

    I am a brand new turner. I am excited to learn and look forward to gaining much information fro you all. :smile:
  11. h0race

    Just another new guy here...

    Hello IAP members.... another new guy here. I thought I'd jump in here and introduce myself. My name is Tim and I live in Puyallup, WA (real close to Tacoma). I'm 50 years young and I am enjoying my addiction... My wife acquired a craftsman 15 inch variable speed lathe for me in July of 2010...
  12. M

    Some Pens from Downunder

    Have a look I have a thick skin John S
  13. mtrobee

    New member from Tennesse

    Hi all, I am Mike Trobee. I recently took up pen turning and have a long way to go. I have honestly become addicted to making pens. I started and I welcome your ideas, critiques, comments, insight. If there is anything I can do for you please let me know. I am very glad to...
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