First Turned Pendants - Bocote & Purpleheart

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Project by shredkeenan posted 1625 days ago 2653 views 6 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Got my pendant chuck last week and I am so excited by the possibilities…I have already sketched out tons of ideas on paper. These are the first few.

Details #1
Size: 1.5” dia x 1/4” thick
Wood: Purpleheart w/aluminum and coffee grounds

Details #2
Size: 1 5/8” dia. x 3/8” thick
Wood: Bocote w/aluminum

Details #3
Size: 1.5” dia. x 3/16” thick
Wood: Bocote

Finish on all is Myland’s friction polish and Beall buffing system

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#1 posted 1625 days ago

Pretty neat. I’ve never seen a pendant chuck, but I take it from your work that it allows you to easily mount small objects off center. Does it require any kind of tennon or for small objects like this do you just use tape? BTW, Good wood choice for this.

-- "It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it...It's the hard that makes it great."

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#2 posted 1625 days ago

Nice grain on that pendant must of been tough to work the finish into those grooves. Nice work.
Where did you buy a pendant chuck?

-- Vince

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#3 posted 1624 days ago

me “3”—a pendant chuck?

Beautiful piece.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#4 posted 1624 days ago

Beatuiful. I think that bocote makes really pretty jewelry, the grain really looks awesome.
I will have to look in to a pendant chuck, can you tell me any more about it?

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#5 posted 1624 days ago

Pendant chuck, eh? Sounds very interesting.

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#6 posted 1623 days ago

I got the chuck from Richard Joyner after reading about it on the IAP (International Association of Penturners) website. PM me if you would like his contact info.

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#7 posted 1589 days ago

those are real neat man, thanks for postin!

-- ---ray suppan--- anger + woodworking = -finger AHHHHHHHH!!!!

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#8 posted 1337 days ago

really kool idea. me grndkids would luv these. thnx fer sharin

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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