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Old 02-11-2018, 02:50 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by leehljp View Post
Originally Posted by Jeremymc98 View Post
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Well done. That is one of my favorite design features. I need to be mindful not to have too much pressure when the gouge comes off of the aluminum and dig a deeper spot in the wood.

Thanks for sharing.

Glad you mentioned that because it's a challenge for sure and I definitely did some extra unwanted diggung
Jeremy, do you use a gouge also? I don't use a gouge but rather my own made up scraper. Kind of like a straight scraper but with a slight angle. It lets me hold the handle at an angle and be straight across on the blank.

The scraper keeps from "gouging" out sections and makes everything even.
I wish I could say yes but thankfully you guys are teaching me a ton. I've only been turning for less than 6 months so at best I can call what I do experimenting.

I also am not a huge fan of that hardware and blank combo but hey it's all in good fun to make
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Old 02-12-2018, 12:20 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Nice looking pen Jeremy. Really like the wood combination with the aluminum accent. It stands out nice on that kit with the 3D effect in the checkered pattern at the top and bottom.
One thing to remember when using various metals, heat is not your friend. You have to drill very slow as most of these metals are heat conductors and will heat up so fast that it will soften the glue and come lose. Also when turning give it time to cool if you have a lot of metal in the pen. But the end results are worth the extra time.
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