finally! One I'm proud of

Signed-In Members Don't See This Ad
Signed-In Members Don't See This Ad

OZturner

Member
Joined
Aug 5, 2013
Messages
6,620
Location
Sydney. NSW. Australia
Excellent Choice of Blank to Hardware, Nice Pen, Great Finish.
It takes a while to develop enough confidence, and familiarity with the tools, to turn the Blank a little closer to the Diameter of the Bushes.
Purchased Blanks do cost quite a few Dollars, and you don't want to spoil or damage them.
To get that necessary confidence, I would suggest that you take some Firewood, cut it into Pen Blank size, drill the diameter of your mandrel shaft, then Turn the Firewood Blank, to the diameter of the Slimline Bushes, that were supplied with your mandrel, try keeping the whole of the Blank to the same diameter.
Just keep using fire wood, until you build up your Confidence, and Muscle Memory, it will not take too long and you will know when you have the confidence, to spread your wings.
I look forward to seeing more of your Pens.
Regards,
Brian.
 

GraiDawg

Member
Joined
Mar 16, 2019
Messages
25
Location
montclair new jersey
It’s good advice, personally I don’t intend to do slimlines anymore, it’s a long of work, no tolerance and you end up with... a pen. There’s barely any wood to see so no matter how pretty it’s not exciting. If you want to sell it there’s people out there selling them for $8 so no money in them.


Sent from my iPhone using Penturners.org mobile app
 
Top Bottom