|Project by rickf16||posted 01-21-2011 02:59 AM||1619 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
Okay, Here is my first and last try with the coffee bean blank. A nice idea in theory, however there is a little to be desired with the execution! The blank turns nice and is easy to shape. The beans themselves don’t hold up too well to the rigors of a lathe. Blow outs are unavoidable. Maybe it’s me. Tried to fill the voids with thin C/A which turned into an effort in futility. The beans were thirsty, so they soaked up the glue as fast as it went on. Decided to go ahead and coat with a C/A finish. Took about ten coats then polished all the way to 12000 wet sanded. This one belongs to my wife so she is okay with any flaws…and there are a few. The scoop kit itself is a breeze to work with. I just don’t want to have to deal with that blank!