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I see we got the turning section up and running now and a great kick off by Corey's post and pictures. I told y'all he was a great craftsman with many talents in many areas.

I'll add to the grand opeining with a few additional pictures. In corey's post he mentioned our Turbocrafter Pro from Penn State Industries. Here are some pictures of the 'lil red rascal so you will know what it looks like. I built the cabinet stand from scrap pine lumber I had laying around. This little lathe is inexpensive as far as wood working tools go, but you can do a lot with them as Corey has already displayed.
 

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Bob very nice set up you got there. And I'd like to welcome Corey to the forum. Really nice pens everyone is making. I haven't made a pen since June they are a addiction though. Got started into shelf building again. I have about 200 blanks for slim line pens and about 100 blanks for my cigar pens made up and ready for the tubes. I sold about 60 pens this year and I just started in December of last year. I intend to up grade to a Rikon for 250. I have the grizzly type variable speed with the two tubes for the rails. Going to keep it and teach the kids to turn on that one.
 

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Thanks Glen for the welcome. I really like this site, good people! Sounds like you have been busy. I just started turning back in February and am really enjoying it. I am slowly starting to sell pens. I have sold about a dozen now and just got an order for a gift today. Can't wait to see some of your pens. I like the comfort kit from PSI alot and Cigars are a favorite to turn as well.

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Corey I've found that I don't like the cigar pen that much because of the two different size blanks. Everyone said when I started that the cigar pen was the way to go. But not this turner. I enjoy mostly the slime line pen and the sketch pencil did a few of them also. Sorry no pics don't and can't figure out how to down size and up load my pics. Any way I don't have a pen in the house right now they are all out. Must be a good thing.
 

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Here is part of my setup. I have a Sears Pro 15" lathe. It will turn 15" inboard and 22" outboard which is plenty big enough for me. I have had a few problems with it but hopefully the manufacturer that makes the lathe for Sears just sent me a new headstock which will take care of the problems I had with it. I was surprised and happy that they would take care of me. Anyway I really like the lathe and it turns nice.
 

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Oh wow! A turning section. Great! man I need to pay attention more. Heh heh. Anyway, this is just great as I turn a lot of my drum shells. Sh, here's a pic of my lathe.

It's a Poolewood 1.5HP, 18" swing over bed and max 36" diameter outboard. variable speed with independant remote speed controller. I love it!!
 

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Oh wow! A turning section. Great! man I need to pay attention more. Heh heh. Anyway, this is just great as I turn a lot of my drum shells. Sh, here's a pic of my lathe.

It's a Poolewood 1.5HP, 18" swing over bed and max 36" diameter outboard. variable speed with independant remote speed controller. I love it!!
Now THAT is one serious lathe my friend :sold: I would love it too.
 

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Pleased you guys like it :) Seriously, it's a great bit of kit. Powerful but very quiet. The speed controller has a magnetic back so you can mount it within easy reach virtually anywahere (metallic of course). It cost me a shedload but I'm really glad I invested in it. Hopefully it'll last me years and years! :)
 
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