|Project by McLeanVA||posted 01-12-2012 11:56 PM||2341 views||0 times favorited||12 comments|
Bought a lathe (Delta 46-460) after Christmas and decided to try some turnings. Still getting used the the process, but really loving the short turn-around projects I can create. Nice break from LVDT and LCDTs.
While these are nothing special in terms of turnings or pens, they were so much fun to make. Still getting a handle on shapes and finishing techniques. Tried some acrylics as well, just so see what the difference was in terms of turning and finish.
All photos above use Woodcraft’s European style pen kits. Bought a dozen to play with. You’ll have to excuse my shaping errors on some of these. I’m a newbie and can laugh at my mistakes.
Photo 1: Some cherry burl I purchased on eBay. Finished with varying amounts of CA and HUT Ultra Gloss.
Photo 2: Acrylic ‘purple haze’. Finished with HUT.
Photo 3: Acrylic ‘venetian’. Finished with HUT.
Photo 4: Zebra wood. Finished with friction polish.
Photo 5: Some curly maple scraps I had laying around. Finished with friction polish.
Looking to try some fountain pen kits soon. Plenty of cherry burl and curly maple to experiment on.
-- Measure, cut, curse, repeat.