|Project by lumberjoe||posted 09-03-2012 12:13 AM||848 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
After turning a few slimlines, I wanted to try something new. Woodcraft has the Wall Street II kits on sale this month so I grabbed a few as well as a Whiteside 27/64” drill bit (that was 25$! I swear they make such odd sizes to fleece us pan makers as much as possible).
I also wanted to try and acrylic blank. I found a problem: This blank looks green because you can see the brass tube through it! It is actually black with dark grey flecks. I’ll be painting my tubes from now on. Acrylic is easy to turn. I will say I like working with wood A LOT more though. It smells horrible and the ribbons get wrapped around the mandrel. It is just wet sanded up to 12,000 with micromesh – no other finish
The second is a copper kit with cocobolo. That is my favorite. It looks really cool. The last is Holly. What an easy wood to work with and turn. The picture is kind of yellow, but it is pure white. It looks like ivory when finished and is a great contrast with the black and silver kit. Both the wood pens are finished with HUT after sanding from 150 to 12,000