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A Pen for Keith!
« on: March 07, 2019, 07:23:23 AM »
Our Nephew, Keith, was up from Florida to visit with us here in Tobaccoville last week and the two of us worked to make a pen for him. It was his first experience at pen making and we both enjoyed working on the lathe and making his pen.


Ps: Just for fun, here's my 'script' for the movie.  laughing7

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Keith’s Pen

… Insert Title clip.
… Insert clip of me doing the intro.

We begin by mounting a couple of Purple Heart blanks and turning them to shape for a Slim Line kit from Pen State Industries.

… Insert turning videos here and include clips about the instruction.

… Insert clips of the sanding process.
1/ Next we sand the blanks, starting at 220 and going through the grits up to 1000.

2/ Then we build up our finish by applying 4-5 coats of thin CA glue and then wet sanding with Micro-Mesh. We repeat this process five times and on the fifth application we lay on 3 coats of the thin CA without doing any sanding. We make this our final finish and go on to assembling the kit.

 3/ And, lastly, Keith gets to show off his pen!

… Insert clip of Keith showing his finished pen.

Done!
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Re: A Pen for Keith!
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2019, 09:25:44 AM »
VERY nice!!! Great job! :)

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Re: A Pen for Keith!
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2019, 09:34:27 AM »
For well over a year now I've not really worked in the shop very much. My energy levels have been rather sad, but with the inspirational boost that Keith's visit provided I  managed to do much more than I expected!  shocked003
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Re: A Pen for Keith!
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2019, 10:01:32 AM »
Sometimes you just need a little inspiration. ;)