|Project by Stonekettle||posted 08-30-2010 06:36 AM||1175 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
Didn’t have time for any major turning this weekend. So instead I turned a few pens. From left to right: Pen Multi-tool in cocobolo (contains a knife, pen, screwdriver and a pair of tweezers); copper and myrtle; brushed aluminum and Afzelia burl; gold and red cedar; and finally chrome and myrtle burl. All the pens are Wall Street II models. All the kits came from Woodcraft. Finish is Mylans.
That Afzelia burl is beautiful, but it’s a major pain to turn. It’s fragile and wants to shatter when it gets thin. The first piece I turned split and chipped into a dozen pieces. So the second time I used a very sharp mini spindle gouge instead of the standard skew and that worked perfectly. You really hate losing any of that stuff, since it’s so damned expensive. The end results are worth it though, I think.
-- Jim Wright, Stonekettle Station