I am hooked

User Tag List

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12

Thread: I am hooked

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2018
    Location
    middlesbrough
    Posts
    14
    Post Thanks / Like
    Real Name
    Dave
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    I am hooked

    Made my first pen to day. A bullet pen nothing complicated. The wood turned out very weĺl. I only have a metal lathe but it worked out really well. I used a round profiling carbide cutter to turn the blank down to size then switched to sand paper to get the corect finnish. Once assembled the pen looked really good. I used the lathe and my milling machine to complete the project. Im well impressed and can not wait to have another go.


     
     
  2. Likes Frederick liked this post
  3. #2
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Canberra AUSTRALIA
    Posts
    20,562
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    11 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Hard to comment except toshare your happiness, perhaps one day to see the result.

    Peter.
    Nil Desperandum

     
     
  4. Likes Phil Dart liked this post
  5. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Location
    Spean Bridge, Scotland
    Posts
    3,235
    Post Thanks / Like
    Real Name
    Phil
    Mentioned
    23 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Great news Dave, and congratulations on your first pen. Be brave enough to share a photo of it here for posterity. I promise no-one is going to compare or tell you it's bad - only give encouragement to turn your second. Everyone here had to start somewhere after all.
    www.beaufortink.co.uk
    Beaufort Ink on Facebook
    Top quality nibs, inks and refills, pen kits, tools and supplies for discerning pen enthusiasts and makers.
    Agents for Bock nibs.
    Specialist supplies for kitless pens and custom pen makers.

     
     
  6. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Tennant Creek, Northern Territory, Australia.
    Posts
    18,883
    Post Thanks / Like
    Real Name
    Mark
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Congrats on your first pen Dave.
    But we need photos.


    useless_without_pics_2gif (Custom).jpg

    COOPER 01/08/1998-31/01/2012

     
     
  7. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2018
    Location
    middlesbrough
    Posts
    14
    Post Thanks / Like
    Real Name
    Dave
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I can do pictures I did not think you would be interested in a basic pen kit after looking at the quality work you guys are producing.*

     
     
  8. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Location
    Spean Bridge, Scotland
    Posts
    3,235
    Post Thanks / Like
    Real Name
    Phil
    Mentioned
    23 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Quite the opposite Dave. We'd ALL love to see what EVERYONE makes, beginner or advanced, good or bad - for so many reasons. Not least of all, there are plenty of folks here at an early stage of pen making, and it's good for everyone to be able to see others work and to share ideas. It's not all just about seeing the cream of the crop, it's about the journey.
    www.beaufortink.co.uk
    Beaufort Ink on Facebook
    Top quality nibs, inks and refills, pen kits, tools and supplies for discerning pen enthusiasts and makers.
    Agents for Bock nibs.
    Specialist supplies for kitless pens and custom pen makers.

     
     
  9. #7
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    County Durham
    Posts
    7,973
    Post Thanks / Like
    Real Name
    Bill
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Now you’re addicted post your pics.
    If it looks right it usually is! My namesake
    BLIND VETERANS UKhttps://www.facebook.com/blindveteransuk?ref=ts&fref=ts
    http://www.blindveterans.org.uk

     
     
  10. #8
    Join Date
    Apr 2018
    Location
    Chatham
    Posts
    45
    Post Thanks / Like
    Real Name
    Frederick
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Dart View Post
    Quite the opposite Dave. We'd ALL love to see what EVERYONE makes, beginner or advanced, good or bad - for so many reasons. Not least of all, there are plenty of folks here at an early stage of pen making, and it's good for everyone to be able to see others work and to share ideas. It's not all just about seeing the cream of the crop, it's about the journey.
    Hi Phil et al,

    This is exactly why I like this forum. A picture is worth a thousand words; they show progress and invite constructive comment. This is one a built today. It has many faults but the next one will be better.

    IMG_0294.jpg

    Cheers
    Frederick

     
     
  11. Thanks Mayo Mick thanked for this post
  12. #9
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Tennant Creek, Northern Territory, Australia.
    Posts
    18,883
    Post Thanks / Like
    Real Name
    Mark
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Apart from being out of focus its a great looking pen.

    COOPER 01/08/1998-31/01/2012

     
     
  13. #10
    Join Date
    Apr 2018
    Location
    Chatham
    Posts
    45
    Post Thanks / Like
    Real Name
    Frederick
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by wm460 View Post
    Apart from being out of focus its a great looking pen.
    Thanks Mark. Unfortunately I don't yet have a camera other than the one in my 'phone, so that will have to do for the time being.
    As always greatful for the comments; please keep them coming.

    Regards
    (from a bright, sunny day in England)
    Frederick

     
     

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •