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|5 days ago||
Pen Blanks Splitting - 17 replies
Hello there, I bought a few of the Bullet Pen kits from PSI, and they have been great. Unfortunately, five of my pens split on me, including one I already sold to a customer. I am going to replace his pen free of charge of course, but I wanted to see if anyone had any tips or pointers on how to reduce cracking and breaking. The tubes on these...
|20 days ago||
Question: Wood Pen Blanks on West Coast - 8 replies
I have been ordering my blanks from Bell Forrest, but it takes about 5 days to get here from the east coast. I was wondering if anyone has a line on a good supplier with reasonable prices on the West Coast. I am looking specifically for exotic wood pen blanks (Purpleheart, African Blackwood, Olivewood, etc…), 3/4 by 6 inch. Has to be 6 inc...
|174 days ago||
What finish to use for crochet needles - 7 replies
Hey all, I have a few friends who want me to make them some crochet needles because the popular brand costs 60 to 70 bucks. The problem they typically have with the needles is the tip gets a burr in the laminated finish, and yarn starts to stick to it. I am solving that problem by pre-drilling the stock before turning it on the lathe, and I...
|321 days ago||
Work surface that's resistant to wood glue. - 47 replies
I have Googled a little bit about this, but I figure since this forum is specifically for woodworking, why not pose the question here? I am building a cutting board gluing jig, and I was wondering if anyone had some advice on the work surface for the best medium to use that will be the most resistant to wood glue sticking. I am thinking plywo...
|356 days ago||
Thick viscosity, dries like glass finish? - 11 replies
Hello all, I built a rocking bench from plywood so the grain of the ply shows across the seat of the bench, and on the hand rails. I know any kind of thinner finish, the wood will just drink it and ask for more. I am looking for something with the consistency of honey, that dries clear and looks like glass and can be sanded and buffed to a...