More than a few pointers..very grateful for the help.Glad I was able to offer a few pointers, Tony - doesn't it feel great to have the first one done?
I just bought a bagfull of "wheel brushes" that fit a rotary tool, going to see if I can use them with buffing compounds and/or Novus polishes to get the threads as shiny as the rest of the pen barrel.
Have fun on this journey - great start
Thanks, at first glance it looks overwhelming, but I like a challenge. I must say each kitless pen is amazing.@mmayo here is a link to a post I made a while ago with the link to the articles in the library (easier than finding again!)
Hey, so I'm a complete newbie with lathes-I haven't even used one yet. I have one on the way, should be here tomorrow. This is my wood lathe if you're curious. I've done a lot of research but all for nothing. There are SO many different parts I need in order to turn a kitless pen. This is where...www.penturners.org
As the titles says...plenty of visible flaws. but I am pleased with it. I always liked this blank (speed racer or nice racer).
Tony, You are being Too hard on yourself[.
I would have been Proud and Inwardly Smiling, if I had produced that Pen as my First Kitless, When and If I get to do one.
I love the Profile, and Proportions,
Nicely Turned and Finished.
Congratulations my Friend, on taking that Large Step.