thedaileygrind — Writing Instruments


Race day and a new pen style for day 6

It’s race day I’m sitting here today watching the road race in Sonoma. I’ve been a race fan since I was a kid and watched Al Hammond and Mike Rowe battle each other at Oxford Plains Speedway in Oxford, Maine.  There were other drivers that were fun to watch too like Sam Horn and Leland …

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My summer, day number 2

This is day number 2 of my summer of turning. Maybe I should call this the summer in the life of a turner, what do you think? Anyways today I’m showing a beautiful pen that I just finished up. I started this pen during a demonstration at the Western Mountain Woodturners last meeting. During the …

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Chef’s pen or coffee pen anyone?

  I thought that I would give you a little something different to look at today. Here are a couple of pens that I just finished up. The first one is a Platinum Katahdin pen with a Chef’s hat on the upper barrel. You can read more about it here in my Etsy store.   …

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My shop after turning pen sets

This what my shop looked like after finishing up an order for 17 pen sets. They were all made from acrylic and each set consisted of a pen, a pencil and a letter opener. As bad as this looks about half of the acrylic shavings are in the trash can (blue object) directly behind the lathe. …

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Headed to Hawaii

I wish that I could say that I was the one headed off to paradise but I can’t. The group of pens in the picture are the ones headed to Hawaii not me. Eventually they will be joined in their new home by salt and pepper mills and more pens but that is a couple …

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Pens and lots of them!

Acadia Desk Set made in Red with White Lines Acrylic Would it be bragging if I said that I get to make a lot of pens for people each year?  A lot of people know that I am a self taught woodturner.  What most people don’t know is that pens are how I taught myself …

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