Holiday Turning Projects 2011

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Project by markedwardsims posted 12-19-2011 03:27 AM 1405 views 2 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A couple of months ago on a whim, I took a beginner pen turning class at my local Woodcraft. By the end of the class I was hooked. I couldn’t believe what I had been missing out on. I mean, you can experiment with extremely exotic wood for a small investment. I scoured some online ads and found a guy that had just upgraded and was letting his Jet mini lathe go, so I bought it. I did a few slimeline pens to get started, then I found some awesome kits from PSI for a razor handle, shaving brush and stand, so I decided to go for it. From left to right, they are chechen, bocote and maple burl. I finished them with the CA glue technique using micro mesh sheets. A little ultra gloss plastic polish on the highest speed and they came out to a really nice, glossy finish. I liked the way the maple burl looked so much, I decided to turn a quick pen with it.

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#1 posted 12-19-2011 03:34 AM

Very cool shaving sets. Great job !!! Really nice burls.

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#2 posted 12-19-2011 06:04 AM

Looks awesome! Beautiful wood!

-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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