Monday, June 21, 2010

Day 307: And now for something completely different

I don't do many pens anymore and I rarely turn materials other than wood.  Tonight was different, very different.

For this month's President's challenge 'Pens' I think I'm going to try to do 3 or 4 different pens, including this one which is made mostly of brass pipe fittings from Home Depot.  Brass is just soft enough to be turned on my lathe using my wood turning gouges.  I still need to add the clip and finial (I'm sure I have one around here somewhere but couldn't find it tonight). Being made of brass it's quite heavy but I'm OK with that in this case.

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