So I know that it has been forever since I have posted any projects, but it has been a while since I have been able to do any side jobs outside of normal work. So my boss was able to pick me up a lathe and I have been playing around with it making handles for my chisels. Well finally I was able to turn my first pen tonight. I have given it to my wonderful wife Audra. Here are some of the pictures of it. It is made out of Birdseye Maple. The dark spots on the pen are the birds eyes. Pretty cool stuff. The funny thing is we found a bunch of this in some paint grade maple and my boss and I rescued it.