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    For those begginers in woodturning, I have made a couple tutorials for pocket watches and pen & pencil sets. http://www.hoistman.com/HoistMan/WatchTurn.html http://www.hoistman.com/HoistMan/PenTurn.html
    info for all: http://www.hoistman.com http://www.freeyabb.com/phpbb/index....wwtoolinfoforu --- "I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me."

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    Nice job Dan on the pen turning tutorial. Lots of pics and good descriptions of whats going on in each photo.

    Anyone who has thought about giving pen turning a try should look at Dan's tutorial, and you'll see how easy it can be, AND, that you can do it w/o a big outlay in cash for special tools, not counting the mandrel.
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    • #3
      papadan, very interesting. first time at your site. didn't know about the 2 sided turning tape. might try this tape on my wifes chair hope i don't need a steak knife to pry her loose

      very usefull tables and charts. i'll have to spend more time to refresh some of my inner knowledge

      rick.
      phoebe it is

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      • #4
        Bob, the mandrel I use I picked up at Woodcraft on sale for $10. Pen kits can be had for $1.50 and up. Really is a cheap hobby and not a lot of time needed to show results. LOL
        info for all: http://www.hoistman.com http://www.freeyabb.com/phpbb/index....wwtoolinfoforu --- "I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me."

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        • #5
          thanks papadan

          thanks for the in-depth instructions. i am going to give those a try as soon as i get the accesories for my lathe in the mail and find some nice wood.

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          • #6
            Oooo Thanks PapaDan! I received a Jet Pen Lathe for Christmas. Not the most powerful lathe I know. Your tutorial looks like it's easy to follow. I'll print it out and give 'er a spin.

            Pete

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            • #7
              Papadan,
              Great stuff on your site. I'm humbled.
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              • #8
                pete, don't need much power for small turnings like this. I run mine at 675 rpm because that is the slowest it goes. LOL
                info for all: http://www.hoistman.com http://www.freeyabb.com/phpbb/index....wwtoolinfoforu --- "I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me."

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                • #9
                  Very first watch

                  Little more sanding and tlc, I think I might make it work!
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