1) Fix the camera to the arm on your hollowing rig. 2) With the power on to the TV, the receiver, and the camera, turn the tuning knob on the receiver to get a clear image. 3) With the cutter outside of the hollow form or bowl, place you...
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Location: Bay Settlement, Wisconsin
Amateur wood-worker ... building furniture, turning, making sawdust and firewood since 2005.
Retired in 2012 ... now a full-time grandfather and devoted Packer fan.
-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"
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Several months ago, Captain Eddie Castelin was experimenting with a video hollowing rig on one of his podcasts. I had had some prior experience with video surveillance equipment, so I decided to do some experimentation. My objective was to use ...
This is assembly day … one by one, I assemble and test the pens. I use a pen press I bought a couple of years ago from Grizzly. Note the numbered wooden blocks being used for spacers. This pen press actually has a Bristol Lever (ratchet h...
The first order of business is to clean up the ends and mill the blanks. Here, another jig comes into play. The polyurethane glue oozes out and bubbles on each end, so I load three pens (6 blanks) at a time into my little milling jig, clamp the pa...
The first time I turned a pen, I think it took me a little over three hours. That was in a class with 11 other students and a very patient instructor (THANK YOU, Duane Hill). The next couple of pens went a little quicker, and as my skills impro...