|Project by lumberjoe||posted 10-22-2012 05:21 PM||817 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
I’ve been working on an end table forever that is pretty complicated and I am getting a little frustrated. Yesterday I decided to to set it aside for a while and just turn a few pens. These came out really nice.
The cigar pen is katalox. This is the first one I have turned. I really like this style. I finally figured out how to get the subtle tapers I wanted by splitting the turned sections into 3rds and working from the bushings toward the center. It works well
The Euro pens are Lignum Vitae and a really nice piece of Bocote. I’m getting good that these, however on the LV pen I cut the tenon a bit too deep and you can see the union where the two pieces meet. I am happy with the shape though. I am also happy with the finish on each of these.