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A couple of tips for turning cast/wood blanks.

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Blog entry by KelleyCrafts posted 11-14-2017 02:50 AM 1260 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

If you have never turned a cast wood blank and would like a few tips I wrote a blog post about it. Some of these may seem obvious but to new turners it would be helpful for sure. These tips could be helpful for blanks that aren’t cast wood blanks as well. You can find the blog post HERE.

Thanks!

Dave

-- Dave - http://kelleycrafts.com/ - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools



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HokieKen

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#1 posted 11-14-2017 01:33 PM

Well written post Dave. I don’t do pens but, I do have some of your acrylic blanks I’ll be turning for another project so I’m happy to have the voice of experience to help me out! :-)

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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Bill Berklich

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#2 posted 08-10-2018 12:47 PM

Great insights – I have not yet turned this type of blank but it’s on my l”To Do” List.

-- Bill - Rochester MI

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KelleyCrafts

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#3 posted 08-10-2018 01:17 PM

Thanks Bill. I really need to write more blog posts. I definitely don’t do that often enough. I’m always working on projects and run out of time.

-- Dave - http://kelleycrafts.com/ - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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#4 posted 08-10-2018 05:35 PM

Nice blog Dave. I agree that CA can be good but as you said I’ve had more luck with epoxy or Gorilla glue especially when the wood is softer. Also, I use plumbers putty in one end of the brass tube and apply a liberal amount of whatever adhesive I’m using. Using CA many times when chunks break of I see that there is very little CA in there.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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KelleyCrafts

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#5 posted 08-10-2018 08:31 PM

Thanks Andy!

-- Dave - http://kelleycrafts.com/ - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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