|Now here is an assortment of pen blanks . Most are purchased under the assumption that I can afford exotics large enough to be pen blanks but no larger. There are some pieces of very pretty bird's eye maple and on the far left a piece of "swamp birch." If birch sits in a swamp long enough to rot it often turns a distinctive green that is too spongy to turn unless it stabilized first. Neat stuff to work with.|
|Much neater and a draw to make up a batch of pens.|
|Tools galore. There are few that I use all the time, some I rarely use that live in the pedestals of the lathe stand, and others that need a home in a yard sale.|
|These ones I use a lot, especially for spindle work. Since that is what this lathe is used for mostly, they live in the tool holder on the front of the stand.|
|Some of these are for rare use when a particular cut or scrape is needed. There are also a couple of spare handles and whatever. Things to be kept but not often seen. They will go back in a pedestal.|
|Tools of poor steel and not great shapes. They are some of what I started with years ago. In spring I will gift them to a yard sale and someone might get started turning wood with them.|
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