Well, he offered to teach the kids how to make their own pens. So far Cory, Mary and Riley have each made at least one pen. Lucy hasn't made hers quite yet (she's still a little nervous, but he assures us that with a little help from him she'll be able to make one too).
Here are some pictures from the initial instruction session
|John helping Cory get started on a piece of wood|
|Lucy's turn--safety first with the goggles!|
|Riley take a turn turning the wood|
|I don't know what they're all looking at so closely, but it must be fascinating|
|Lucy got tired of working at the lathe, so they put her on coloring duty--the mechanical pieces of the pen that go inside need to be colored with a sharpie to match the color of the pen|
|After having some difficulties with the wood we were using, they began making this black acrylic pen|
|Sanding and polishing|
|Ted's pen--the first pen they made they gave to him.|
Here are the current finished projects we have--awesome, no?