Trade Trex for kits

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JoeCallahan

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I'm 18 and have been turning for a few months now. I have to say, I'm addicted. But the enevitable has happened, I've run out of pen kits.
I've collected a number of Trex composite decking samples from work, and they make amazing turning material. I'm hoping to trade two 4"x5" samples for 5 pen kits (any kind) to keep my obsession going.
 
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jttheclockman

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Joe welcome to the site. Have to say you picked a unique material for turning. Hope you could show us some examples of your work. The Trex that I know of is pretty bland inside and made of scrap plastics. Some of it is is perforated so would make tough pen blanks. Most is a bland grey color or brown color inside. Unless you are talking about something totally different but it is used for decking around here. As I say it would be nice to see some examples of your turned pieces to give everyone an ide of what it is you have. :)
 
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JT, here is a pen I made from Trex branded decking left over from my "had to have" deck. It turned and polished pretty well, no real issues.
 

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JohnU

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Welcome Joe. I see you don't have to travel far for the IAP Chicagoland chapter meetings. lol PM me your address and I will send you a few extra I have. No need for a trade. When I began turning there were several members here who took care of me. Best group of people and website you will ever find! Very nice pen! I look forward to seeing more of your work.
 

Woodchipper

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Welcome and it is good to experiment with different materials. I have one material that I'm going to try and see how it looks. As JohnU said, great place to learn and get help.
 

acmaclaren

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Welcome to the group Joe! PM me your address. No need to trade. I have inherited a lot of kits and turning material.
 

JoeCallahan

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I just turned this one today. Still not quite sure how I feel about the gold hardware, chrome or gunmetal may be better on the next one. I just love how easily the material works. I do not exaggerate when I tell you this took me under 5 minutes to turn and polish.
 

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