|Project by lumberjoe||posted 08-21-2012 07:35 PM||3569 views||2 times favorited||43 comments|
note my wife is not a member here yet and was nervous about me posting this. Any positive and constructive feedback is very welcomed and she will look forward to it.
Recently I bought a lathe and some turning tools. My wife started hanging out in the garage when I was making cutting boards and started to take an interest in woodworking. Once the lathe came out of the box and she saw me turning a piece of scrap, she thought it was awesome and had to try it. Since then she has been addicted to it. She did all of these THIS WEEKEND! Most of which were done on Saturday. There are quite a few pens, a couple pencils, and some keychains.
She took some off cuts from a maple and walnut cutting board I made and turned a wine bottle stopper and a lamp/ceiling fan pull. She had a tough time but it came out nice. Maple turns well, walnut does not. The wood selection for the pens and keychains varies. From what I can remember:
Osage Orange (man that stuff is hard)
Guayacan (Lignum-vitae) – holy crap is that hard! I had to resharpen the gouge halfway though the keychain. It smells funny too
All are sanded from 150 grit to 12,000 grit and finished with about 10 coats of HUT crystal polish. I think we are going to try finishing with CA soon.