With the addition of a lathe to my arsenal of tools, I thought I'd take on some simple projects to get myself acclimated. I was surprised how quickly I can turn these out and intend to make many more. The outside two are from burly maple that I found in our firewood pile and the center is from black walnut.
The pen on the left is from Bloodwood, while the one on the right is from Spalted Maple, again from the firewood pile (my wife is complaining that I'm stealing all of the firewood). When purchasing the components and mandrels at Woodcraft, the clerk mentioned that I could use super glue as a finish, I would never have guessed.