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The pdf shows the making of the slimline pen.
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Harry that's something way low on my list to do but I have to admire those who make them and they always seem to look fabulous. I've seen some videos of the process and how delicate it seems to be. I need to turn bowls and spindles before even thinking about something like this. We did however have a gentleman do a demo for our wood turners club and his work was so delicate I thought if you touched it it would break. His name is Avelno Samuel and he's a teacher on his island which I think is in the Caribbean. The vessels he was turning that day consisted of 3 parts, the base, the lid base, and the spindle. It was amazing to see the work he could do on that lathe. Seems the chuck he was using was reversed from what he was used to as far as the movement to open/close. Below are a few of his works.
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Not to take away from you turning skills Harry it just reminded me of this demonstration our club had last month. Then the month before was a fella from Ireland doing a demo on multi-axis turning. I was blown away how you could turn a block of wood into a ball about the size of a ten pin bowling ball and then after drawing some lines and changing the axis turn that into something that looked very much like a vertebrae bone. Of course some carving was later done on the finished piece. Wish I had a picture of that. Point being I had no conception of what could be done on a lathe so this kind of opened all kinds of possibilities.
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Fine, hand turned pens can be beautiful. There was a lady optometrist a few years ago who was turning out some beautiful work. She allegedly committed suicide under odd circumstances, which had nothing to do with pen turning. Not that that has anything to do with turning. I love to watch it being done on bowls and such, but it's not my thing.

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Steve, those bowls are way beyond MY turning skills. As for pens, that is what a late member who became a great friend persuaded me to buy a wood lathe for, he assured me that it was a very relaxing hobby, and he was right. I then, with lots of help from fellow members went on to make bowls, vases even a couple of wine glasses, not forgetting the tulips.

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Steve, those bowls are way beyond MY turning skills. As for pens, that is what a late member who became a great friend persuaded me to buy a wood lathe for, he assured me that it was a very relaxing hobby, and he was right. I then, with lots of help from fellow members went on to make bowls, vases even a couple of wine glasses, not forgetting the tulips.

Between you and Glenmore, you had that pen turning sewn up.....
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Do you remember James when Glenmore made 100 pens for soldiers serving overseas? I really do miss our regular long Skype conversations and how he always managed to sound bright despite all his health problems. I also miss the forum"games" that I used to play with Bob Jergons, what he lacked in education he more than made up with common sense and great hand skills. I used to joke that he had at least one router for every day of the week and more than one of probably every tool that was ever made!
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Do you remember James when Glenmore made 100 pens for soldiers serving overseas? I really do miss our regular long Skype conversations and how he always managed to sound bright despite all his health problems. I also miss the forum"games" that I used to play with Bob Jergons, what he lacked in education he more than made up with common sense and great hand skills. I used to joke that he had at least one router for every day of the week and more than one of probably every tool that was ever made!



Yes, I mentioned Glenmore's pens for thr troops not so long ago....


BTW, BJ had 1 router for each day of the month, not just for the week...I always looked to him to provide almost any jig...

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Bob really was the forums jig making guru.

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Bob really was the forums jig making guru.
Has anyone ever cataloged his jigs post for searchable references? Would be a shame to loose such a resource.
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