Hmmm ... if you can get them all involved in turning pens too, you might be able to share some of the cost and make a few more friends too!Okay so is it bad that my entire job is recovery and support groups and all I can think about now is how many pens to make for the room of people with me?
"Hello, an welcome to the Walls Mart, you rascally youngun's! HEY! GIT BACK HERE WITH ME CANE!!!"OK the only cure is go shirtless, OH! I mean kitless that should slow you down. But up the upside is you get to buy Taps and Dies and other neat things for making a Kitless Pen. Me I can't got far to many other Hobbies that cost a whole more LOML has me on a short leash with a choker collar, if I am not careful I will have to go back to work to support my hobbies, not a good idea at 73. I would make a lousy Greeter at WalMart.
Glad to know that I ain't the only one that has $3000 in pen # 1I figured that my first pen cost me about $3,000. Therefore, I keep making more in hopes that the unit cost will eventually get down to $2.00-$3.00 each. But its a fun ride and I don't dwell on the cost anymore. I just go with the flow and try to learn more and expand my knowledge. The wife says that at least I'm off the streets and she always knows where to find me.
Turncrazy 43 Georgia
Sure, get your friends hooked and then become a vendor dealin' to them.I think the trick to get more people addicted to turning pens is to invite them over to use your lathe and tools and show them how easy it really is, and THEN they'll go shell out a few mortgage payments on a hobby ....
Just don't make the mistake of trying that out on the missus, as you'll find yourself making jewelry/bling for her and her friends for the rest of your life without the possibility of parole ...
So you just want to form a group of like addicted turners for pointers on hiding the addiction, not getting cured? I like the way you think, where can I sign up?Oh, hell no ... it's not about quitting! It's about dealing with our addiction in more affordable ways while thinking up ways to hide those expenses from our dearly beloved ones who are getting more and more exasperated by our efforts to wrap our very lives around the spindle of a lathe!
And if you want exotic, I'm working on a way to turn genuine semi-precious stones into pen blanks ....
Dude ... seriously????Make yourself a hot cup of tea. Drink it slowly while looking at new lathes and turning tools on the web. You will feel better.