I've been dealing with sinus issues for about 6 weeks now. Just about the same amount of time that I started turning more and more acrylics. Coincidence?
I don't use a respirator or dust mask because they are two restrictive and causes my glasses to fog. And Honestly? I just hate wearing one...
Can anyone suggest what I should do about resolving the broken clip on this Phoenix rising pen.
It was a gift to my son. He said that when he went to clip it on the inside pocket of his jacket, it snapped off. He doesn't recall over extending it causing it to break. Anyway, it is what it is...
He turned thirty five last Sunday
In his hair he found some gray
I heard this one this morning which I haven't heard in a very long time. its been stuck in my head all day. So, I thought I'd share and get it stuck in everyone else's head :biggrin:
I received the Bog Oak blanks from TWVAMAN (Ireland)
I'd hate to waste any of this ancient wood with expeirmentation. So I'm hoping someone here can share their experience with this wood. I'd appreciate anyone's suggestions, recommendations or ideas for kits and finish suited to best display...
My wife has been asking for a seam ripper since I ventured into this new hobby a little over a year ago.
So I thought I'd post the outcome. She and I are both happy with the way it came out.
I know, I know... need to work my Photography.
I found this piece of interesting wood in my box of blanks and considering pairing it with a sierra chrome kit and gifting ot to a co-worker who is moving on. When i gift a pen, I like to inform the recipient of the type of wood it 'tis made from,,
Any help with identifying this piece would be...
Since this past weekends snow was not worthy of spinning up the snow blower. I spun up the lathe instead.
The Phoenix Rising was requested by my 13 yr old
The 24kt Tudor was requested by my 15 yr old
These were all TBC
Patrizio 24kt gold/Bubinga - CA finish
Slimline Satin Nickel/lacewood -...
1.5" Stars blank used for top and 1.5" Thin blue line blank used for bottom.
I thought this was a good combination for a twist pen since the orientation doesn't matter. These were two cutoffs from single body pens I made previously.
Patrizio twist pen kit from PSI
I have a GE Protimeter Surveymaster moisture meter that I purchased for over $500 in 2008 when I was in the Home Inspection business. Probably only used it 3 or 4 time.
Like new - has been stored without battery installed
PM if interested
Thanks to all the helpful tips posted here on CA finish. I was finally able to apply a CA Finish worthy of earning a Pen kit to show it off on. Unfortunately, despite insuring it was aligned and the tube was clear of any glue or burrs, the end blew out while pressing on the tip.
The blank is...
Jut thought I'd share this link for an inexpensive Laser Engraver from China.
Also, If anyone already has experience with one of these or similar please...
After countless hours of watching Youtube on wood/pen turning along with a hint or two to my wife towards wanting a lathe for Christmas. AND gathering up the basic accessories - Below is the outcome of my very first two pens.
The pen orders have gone through the roof.. Lets see, the...
I just found this forum and I think its the greatest thing since Youtube. I am very new to wood turning and have been wanting to get into it for years. Looking forward to learning from all of you experienced turners.