I have been turning pens lately and am then able to engrave them with the Glowforge. I have also recently embarked on a journey to learn the Potawatomi language so I combined the two for some of them.
The pen is mightier! (In my best Sean Connery)
Fantastic work! What lathe are you using? Love the language learning!
Those are great. I love it when you can mix various passions together.
Nice! I too have been turning, but, I’m too nervous to try to engrave one haha. Yours look great!
I just grabbed the small micro lathe from penn state industries, has been great for pen turning and the small space I have, very affordable as well. I am loving it though will upgrade to a larger one soon as I want to attempt bowls etc. My friend uses the 10" turn commander from PSI and loves it so I will probably go with something like that.
I have had good success only one that turned out pretty bad but it was more due to the grain of the wood and trying to do an overly complex design. I have had good success at 1000 speed / 80 power for most of them, I have taken to 1000 speed / 15 power for a few.
Those turned out great.
I have questions about the gated shifter, specifically about writing in reverse…
Love, love, love the shifters!
man that’s gonna bother me now
He’s good for that.
I did use the ‘space pen’ ink so you can write upside down at least
yep - penn state is the place!
Great! You have the turncraft commander 10 inch or the penpal?
These were done on the penpal - looking to upgrade to the turncraft commander