Pen Kits & Turning Projects
Given enough skill from the woodworker, turned wood objects do not have to be simple, in any way. Art is at least partly in the eye of the beholder, so whether or not your work is art is up to you and its other viewers. One of the greatest features of turning is the chance to gain enough knowledge in short order to make finished projects in just a few hours--lathes give us the possibility of completing, including finish, many worthwhile projects inside a single evening. We can turn out good looking, useful projects after work on almost any day. Short of driving nails in a plank and then nailing the plank to the wall to hold coats and sweaters, there's nothing much else out there that allows shorter times from start to finish in woodworking projects. And the best part is, the projects are both attractive and useful--or can be!
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Juan Baret is a true inspiration not only in woodworking, but for the American dream. Born in the Dominican Republic, Juan entered the U.S. at 9 years old and became a naturalized citizen when he was 21. He has a very special appreciation for being a U.S. citizen. He is thankful for his education, attaining his master’s degree in business administration and is also very proud to have enlisted in the U.S. Air Force supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom & Operation Enduring Freedom Afghanistan campaigns, serving 9 years as a Staff Sergeant. He continued his support as a civilian with 6 years currently in the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers for a total of 15 service years to date.
Recently I was fortunate enough to attend “Turning Tuesdays” which is held at Codger Lodge in Lubeck, West Virginia, every Tuesday from 10am-1pm.
As a thank-you gift for service to their country, Woodcraft sent handcrafted wood pens to 4,840 sailors serving aboard the USS George H. W. Bush.