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Turning Pens into Cash

Crafting his first pen

Crafting his first pen

"Pens for College" begins

Soon, Alex brought home his brand-new, variable-speed midi-lathe. He watched videos and visited Web sites to learn all he could about turning. Within two months, he was crafting his first pens.

A trip to the North Carolina Woodworker's Club picnic sparked initial demand for Alex's work. Although intended to be just a "show and tell" event, he ended up selling several pens. Then, at a contest sponsored by a woodworking store in Raleigh, Alex won first, second, and Best-of-Show for his age group...and sold more pens. Repeated inquiries prompted Cathleen to put together a Web site (, shown at right showcasing Alex's work. A new business was underway.

Continued on page 3:  Two sleek designs


Comments (1)
Dave at WOOD wrote:

Looks like the link got lost when we changed to a new video player on our site. Here's where you can view Alex's video. Sorry for the confusion. Dave at WOOD

10/21/2010 09:38:12 AM Report Abuse

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