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Re: Woodturning

Post by coco » Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:23 am

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Slimline pro, olive wood. That stuff smells so good. I did forget to put the clip on ... Whoops.

And I just started using shellawax. I really like it. Much more than a CA finish. What's your favourite finish?Image

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Shellawax is by far my favorite for small stuff like pens. It dries too fast for bowls and such.
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Re: Woodturning

Post by JimVH » Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:28 am

coco wrote:
Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:23 am
ReverendThom wrote:
Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:58 pm
Slimline pro, olive wood. That stuff smells so good. I did forget to put the clip on ... Whoops.

And I just started using shellawax. I really like it. Much more than a CA finish. What's your favourite finish?Image

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Shellawax is by far my favorite for small stuff like pens. It dries too fast for bowls and such.
Ditto. Bigger stuff usually gets more tradional finishing off the lathe for me. I don't enjoy the finishing process and try to get the piece off the lathe asap so I can start turning something else.
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Re: Woodturning

Post by JimVH » Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:30 am

Rusty wrote:
Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:42 am
JimVH wrote:
Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:26 pm
JimVH wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:50 am
ReverendThom wrote:
Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:54 pm
JimVH wrote:I like this thread idea.

Well done on the pen. They make fun projects and cherished gifts. You can make a buck or two with them, also.

I'm starting an order for two dozen bottle stoppers this weekend. Pics to come.
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Sorry. Last weekend didn't pan-out the way I hoped. I started cutting blanks last night and will post something as soon as shaving start to fly.
Finally, I made some progress today. Twenty-eight blanks squared, drilled, and tapped. These stoppers are going to be pretty beefy. My customer wants 1 3/4" inch challenge coins recessed into the top of the stoppers, so I'm starting with 2.5" x 3" blanks. The blanks are from baseball bat billets that didn't make the cut, pun intended.

I start turning tomorrow.

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Those would make fine decorative toilet paper rolls.
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Re: Woodturning

Post by FredS » Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:19 am

I see a CPS WSOY in your future Jim. Think we can make that happen in 2018?

Seriously.

Also, I think our pen turners should consider taking a stab at a CPS PenOY. Nothing - I mean nothing - ups your game more than filling an order of 15-20 like items for a critical (as in critique, not important) audience. Having your wife post your work on the fridge is one thing, but you'll be surprised how self-critical you are when you're making something to sell to a friend. Your skills will improve through the exercise. The difference is like walking around the block with your wife and racing your buddy back to the truck. Only one of those is going to make you push yourself.

EDIT: Your doctor called to ask that you please come in for a check up before racing your buddy back to the truck.
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Re: Woodturning

Post by ReverendThom » Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:04 pm

A Virage rollerball today. The acrylic is called "sunken treasure." I like.ImageImageImage

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Re: Woodturning

Post by ReverendThom » Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:10 pm

Hmmm worth a shot! Carbide cutters are expensive if you do lots of turning. Have any of you done this?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g407vX45j6Q
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Re: Woodturning

Post by JimVH » Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:53 pm

ReverendThom wrote:
Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:10 pm
Hmmm worth a shot! Carbide cutters are expensive if you do lots of turning. Have any of you done this?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g407vX45j6Q
Yes, only I used wet/dry sandpaper taped to a piece of glass. Worked well.
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Re: Woodturning

Post by ReverendThom » Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:12 pm

Cool!

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Re: Woodturning

Post by ReverendThom » Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:21 pm

My carbide tips were really dull. I ended up taping 400 grit to some glass and added a drop of 3 in 1 oil. Those bad boys are almost like new after just a few seconds. Sweet!!!

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Re: Woodturning

Post by JimVH » Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:59 pm

ReverendThom wrote:
Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:21 pm
My carbide tips were really dull. I ended up taping 400 grit to some glass and added a drop of 3 in 1 oil. Those bad boys are almost like new after just a few seconds. Sweet!!!

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Sharp tools make the heart grow fonder. Or something like that.
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Re: Woodturning

Post by Gabriel » Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:09 pm

I have now spent several minutes messing around with the lathe and making some "decorative firewood." Naturally I now consider myself an expert and hope to foist some of my bless my CPS SS recipient with some projects that I hope to start soon.
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Re: Woodturning

Post by ReverendThom » Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:14 pm

Gabriel wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:09 pm
I have now spent several minutes messing around with the lathe and making some "decorative firewood." Naturally I now consider myself an expert and hope to foist some of my bless my CPS SS recipient with some projects that I hope to start soon.
Lucky recipient!!!
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