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Forum: Penturning 05-08-2018, 02:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,540
Posted By DJBPenmaker
I've read and re-read all the posts and the more...

I've read and re-read all the posts and the more I study your replies the more I realise I'm going to need both types of saw! Oh well. I suppose I knew it would be an expensive hobby. Keeps me out of...
Forum: Penturning 05-03-2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,540
Posted By DJBPenmaker
Thanks to all! I've decided to go with a very...

Thanks to all!
I've decided to go with a very well set up bandsaw and bench sander and make a mitre sled for the bandsaw for accurate repeat cuts.
I like that the bandsaw is less aggressive and I...
Forum: Penturning 04-28-2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,540
Posted By DJBPenmaker
As you "mull", ask yourself this: 'do I really...

As you "mull", ask yourself this: 'do I really like my fingers being attached to my hand or can I risk having them come off?'
My son is an ER doc. He says he sees four or five retirement age guys a...
Forum: Penturning 04-26-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,540
Posted By DJBPenmaker
Thanks everyone. Lots of info packed into your...

Thanks everyone. Lots of info packed into your posts and a lot for me to mull over and consider.


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Forum: Penturning 04-24-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 990
Posted By DJBPenmaker
A negative rake scraper might be less scary than...

A negative rake scraper might be less scary than a skew.

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Forum: Penturning 04-24-2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,540
Posted By DJBPenmaker
Bandsaw or Table saw?

I'm want to do some segmenting and wondered what the general preference for a saw might be and why. Any input much appreciated.

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Forum: Show Off Your Pens! 04-22-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 457
Posted By DJBPenmaker
I rarely use more than two coats of CA for many...

I rarely use more than two coats of CA for many reasons. The main one is this coating sinks in well and all that is needed for most timbers. To prove this I have experimented with one coat often and...
Forum: Show Off Your Pens! 04-22-2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 457
Posted By DJBPenmaker
Can hardly believe you achieved that finish with...

Can hardly believe you achieved that finish with just two coats of CA. Great looking pen.

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Forum: Show Off Your Pens! 04-10-2018, 06:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 619
Posted By DJBPenmaker
Love it to bits. Lovely blank you've made there. ...

Love it to bits. Lovely blank you've made there.

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Forum: Show Off Your Pens! 04-08-2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 444
Posted By DJBPenmaker
Beautiful wood and pen kit plus a fantastic...

Beautiful wood and pen kit plus a fantastic finish. No wonder you are pleased [emoji106]

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Forum: Other Things We Make 04-02-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 627
Posted By DJBPenmaker
For what it's worth you've got me liking it. ...

For what it's worth you've got me liking it.

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Forum: Penturning 03-29-2018, 02:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,282
Posted By DJBPenmaker
So, after all this great insight and good advice...

So, after all this great insight and good advice from so many it seems there is room for both types of tool in the workshop and as I'm looking to do some segmenting such as Jttheclockman has shown...
Forum: Penturning 03-28-2018, 02:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,282
Posted By DJBPenmaker
Whilst I'm mulling over the replies I'd just like...

Whilst I'm mulling over the replies I'd just like to say what a fantastic forum this is, frequented by the most helpful and friendly bunch of guys ever. Thank you all sooo much.

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Forum: Penturning 03-27-2018, 06:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,282
Posted By DJBPenmaker
Carbide tool

I hear a lot of people mentioning carbide tipped tools for turning pens. I've never tried one and so I was wondering what Penmakers here use i.e. size and profile before I take the plunge. Any...
Forum: Introductions 03-26-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 272
Posted By DJBPenmaker
Welcome from the UK Sent from my SM-G955F...

Welcome from the UK

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Forum: Penturning 03-26-2018, 03:15 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,894
Posted By DJBPenmaker
I normally start sanding with 400 through to 1200...

I normally start sanding with 400 through to 1200 and use the wet and dry type, grey paper with a light touch and lathe running at 600rpm, then the micromesh grits. You should achieve a uniform, even...
Forum: Show Off Your Pens! 03-22-2018, 03:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,318
Posted By DJBPenmaker
Well I've tried to follow this but my skills...

Well I've tried to follow this but my skills obviously lack in this direction, it's all way above my head[emoji19] I take my hat off to you Mal.

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Forum: Show Off Your Pens! 03-15-2018, 07:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 742
Posted By DJBPenmaker
Lovely wood and lovely pen [emoji106][emoji106] ...

Lovely wood and lovely pen [emoji106][emoji106]

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Forum: Finishing 03-14-2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,056
Posted By DJBPenmaker
I have tried this method using the little...

I have tried this method using the little ziplocks on my finger ....
the problem I had is that the CA flows off the baggie (onto my lathe) before I get a chance to apply it to the blank. With those...
Forum: Shops, Jigs, Fixtures & Tools 03-12-2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 335
Posted By DJBPenmaker
Glad to help thanks for letting me know. Derek ...

Glad to help thanks for letting me know.
Derek

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Forum: Finishing 03-12-2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,056
Posted By DJBPenmaker
You could try the melamine method described on...

You could try the melamine method described on the Beaufort ink website. It works really well, not as shiny as CA but still a very nice gloss finish.

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Forum: Show Off Your Pens! 03-12-2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 386
Posted By DJBPenmaker
Your links to the photos don't work for me using...

Your links to the photos don't work for me using Tapatalk. Some posted links from other members do and others don't. I'll have to wait until I go on the desktop to have a look [emoji106]

Sent...
Forum: Show Off Your Pens! 03-12-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 375
Posted By DJBPenmaker
Your headline says "simple" those pens are not...

Your headline says "simple" those pens are not that simple! Great contours, detail and finish. I love them. Simple is often the biggest challenge.

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Forum: Finishing 03-12-2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,056
Posted By DJBPenmaker
I'm of the same mind try things once and if you...

I'm of the same mind try things once and if you don't like it don't do it again [emoji5]

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Forum: Penturning 03-12-2018, 04:04 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,460
Posted By DJBPenmaker
If it looks as good in real life I reckon you're...

If it looks as good in real life I reckon you're into a winner with that finish. Looks great!

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