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Lionheartx

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Hello everyone, i'm glad I found the forums to join. I'm a new member from Colorado, i've been making pens for a bit and picked it up thanks to needing a lockdown hobby. I ended up making a fair bit of pens from Japanese woods but found I really enjoy the hobby and I look forward to exchanging some tips and tricks with everyone, I thought I might show off a few things I've done which are a seam ripper make from Sakura (japanese cherry blossom) a laser cut pen kit I did for my dad, a japanese walnut pen and a pen and pencil set from a jack daniels barrel.
 

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tomtedesco

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Welcome from Centennial. If you are in the northern area of the state, we have a pen group that meets at Woodcraft in Loveland once a month, you are always welcome.
 

Lionheartx

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Welcome from Centennial. If you are in the northern area of the state, we have a pen group that meets at Woodcraft in Loveland once a month, you are always welcome.
Sadly I'm in Denver so it's about a hour trip for me up there, but if I'm ever in the area I will definitely pop by
 

jttheclockman

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Welcome from NJ. Hope you stick around and continue to show us your work. Fine looking pens. The fireman's pen is one I have done and it always gets rave reviews. Yours came out real well. Thanks for showing and have fun in this hobby.
 

jrista

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Welcome from Aurora South, Colorado! Your pens are beautiful. Great craftmanship!

I started turning during the lockdowns as well. Ironically, I had started buying equipment before the world really knew about COVID, but really started turning once the lockdowns had started. I got deeply into pen turning this summer.

Seeing all these new Colorado people joining...is there any kind of Colorado pen turners club or anything like that?
 

Lionheartx

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Welcome from Aurora South, Colorado! Your pens are beautiful. Great craftmanship!

I started turning during the lockdowns as well. Ironically, I had started buying equipment before the world really knew about COVID, but really started turning once the lockdowns had started. I got deeply into pen turning this summer.

Seeing all these new Colorado people joining...is there any kind of Colorado pen turners club or anything like that?
Thanks! I actually got my lathe initially to start making wands and things like that. Pens were not on my initial list of things to start making, but after I did a few and sold them I was hooked. I'm not sure if there is anything for our area (i'm technically north denver) there was a member earlier in the thread that mentioned there was a group in Loveland that meets once a month but that can be a bit of a hike. I do wonder if there is something in our area.
 

jrista

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Thanks! I actually got my lathe initially to start making wands and things like that. Pens were not on my initial list of things to start making, but after I did a few and sold them I was hooked. I'm not sure if there is anything for our area (i'm technically north denver) there was a member earlier in the thread that mentioned there was a group in Loveland that meets once a month but that can be a bit of a hike. I do wonder if there is something in our area.
Yeah, somehow, Pens are just...awesome. :D I'm hooked! I do turn other things, and want to turn more, but pens are becoming my first actual business with the woodworking. Love em!

Loveland is a bit of a hike if you are in the Denver area. I'm south of Denver, which is even farther. There has to be something in the Denver area though...
 

tomtedesco

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Welcome from Aurora South, Colorado! Your pens are beautiful. Great craftmanship!

I started turning during the lockdowns as well. Ironically, I had started buying equipment before the world really knew about COVID, but really started turning once the lockdowns had started. I got deeply into pen turning this summer.

Seeing all these new Colorado people joining...is there any kind of Colorado pen turners club or anything like that?
We have a pen group that meets every month at the Woodcraft store in Loveland.
 
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