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12-16-2009 03:46 PM

Wood turning - 8 replies

Hey all you wood turners out in Lumberjock land. Which woods do you all find the easiest and well the hardest to turn and why? Just curious. I had been practicing alot with southern yellow pine which to me seems pretty easy to turn. Then yesterday I took some mesquite and roughed it out and everything was going well till i tried using my skue...

12-14-2009 05:50 PM

Turning Pens - 9 replies

To all you LJ’s familiar with turning, and exspecially turning pens. I recently recieved a lathe for christmas, early I know. So far have had great luck in turning a few things. Want to get in to turning pens. As far as the blanks go that no problem, but where do you find the pen tubes? Is that something you have to buy from a special...

12-08-2009 07:44 PM

Mixing and or Making stain - 3 replies

Any LJ’s at all familiar or have mixed there own stain to get different shades and or colors? Any and all comments appreciated. Thank you.

12-07-2009 04:30 PM

Stain - 1 reply

Hello all. In an issue of woodsmith magazine I had once read an article published about stain. The stain they were making they had used koolaid as the stain color. This was the non-sugar packets of koolaid of course. I have gone back through quite a few issues to try and find this but with no luck so far. If any LJ’s out there have an...

12-06-2009 08:47 PM

Lathe Turning Tools - 7 replies

My fiancee has eluded to purchasing me a lathe as one of my christmas presents and well I’ve watched a few excerpts on lathe turning but i’m still unfamiliar with the turning tools. For any and all you turners out there what basic tools does one need in starting in lathe turning. I do most or all my tool shopping from ...

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