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Project by clieb91 posted 12-18-2012 02:05 AM 1658 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My shop is full of pink and purple sawdust and wood chips. A couple of guys from the turning club I belong to purchased a very large pallet of laminated cut offs, they brought them to the last meeting in order to sell them to the group and recoup the cost. I bought a good size pile as you can see in pic 2 (plan though to try and get some more) It was all pretty oddly shaped but I managed to get a number of standard pen blanks and also some mini blanks out of each of the blocks using my table saw.
The pens you see here are the first ones that I turned from this group. As soon as I saw the pink cutoffs I knew exactly how to use them, I just bought a number of the Breast Cancer Awareness clips from wood-n-whimsies and have been trying to come up with a good dye to use them. I will be making more in the not too distant future as soon as I finish up some other holiday items. I like how these turned out and how well the wood turns and sands. Seems to work a bit better then the small pieces I recently purchased from two different wood working stores.

Thanks all for looking.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 12-18-2012 02:29 AM

Sweet pens. You should find a project to use all those colorful chip in!!
that is sure some neat colored wood to turn! I can see a lot of wine bottle stoppers coming out of that too!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 12-18-2012 02:29 AM

Some great turning. Nice set of blanks.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#3 posted 12-18-2012 02:58 AM

Thanks guys. A stopper would look really good but not one of the things on my list. I did however order a number of bottle openers yesterday that I am looking forward to making and maybe a few ice cream scoops.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#4 posted 12-18-2012 03:10 AM

A perfect use for that color of wood!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#5 posted 12-18-2012 05:28 AM

Very cool

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#6 posted 12-18-2012 02:51 PM

I just saw this plywood in person for the first time yesterday at Woodcraft… holy cow is it cool! I want to come up with a few ideas for it now. How is it to turn?

-- Lis - Michigan - http://www.missmooseart.com - https://www.etsy.com/people/lisbokt

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#7 posted 12-18-2012 05:25 PM

Looks great Chris. We’ll have to plan a get together soon. Or a meet up at the Woodworking Show in Baltimore. I didn’t see one for Northern Virginia yet. We have a lot to catch up on. Keep turning!

-- Greg - Charles Town, WV

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#8 posted 12-18-2012 06:33 PM

That’s fantastic! :)

-- "Keep thy airspeed up, lest the earth come from below and smite thee." - William Kershner

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#9 posted 12-19-2012 01:52 AM

I turned one of the multi color plywood blanks from woodcraft. It comes out really nice. It’s pretty easy to turn, but kind of pain to sand if you cut any profiles in it. I use shellawax and it just drinks it up. I’ve found if you are drilling anything bigger than 7mm it’s best to ream it then to just send a large bit though. The ends chipped out pretty bad with a 27/64” bit.

Your pens came out awesome!

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clieb91

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#10 posted 12-19-2012 02:57 AM

Thanks All.

@Lis and Lumberjoe- my last few laminated pens came from those blanks from WoodCraft and Rockler they did turn very nice. I found these to turn even better. The guy they were bought from I believe makes rifle stocks and these are the cut offs. Very solid core. In general though the ones from the stores turned well. I will keep the hole size in mind.

@Greg- I’ll be in B’more.

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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KOVA

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#11 posted 12-20-2012 05:55 AM

GENIAL CHRIS!!!!
ERES UN MAGO AL TRANSFORMAR ESOS BLOQUES
EN HERMOSAS PLUMAS :-)
SIGUE ASÍ QUE VAS BIEN COLEGA :-)

-- KOVA, EL CARPINTERO DEL PUEBLO https://www.facebook.com/pages/El-Carpintero-Del-Pueblo/148976618479733

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clieb91

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#12 posted 12-21-2012 01:12 AM

Gracious Kova!

Happy Holidays to you and yours.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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KOVA

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#13 posted 12-22-2012 03:48 AM

GRACIAS “BUEN PADRE” CHRIS!!!!!!!
MUY FELÍZ NAVIDAD PARA TÍ Y TU HERMOSA FAMILIA :-)

-- KOVA, EL CARPINTERO DEL PUEBLO https://www.facebook.com/pages/El-Carpintero-Del-Pueblo/148976618479733

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#14 posted 04-24-2013 07:56 AM

Wow the colors!

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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