|Project by clieb91||posted 12-18-2012 02:05 AM||1602 views||1 time favorited||14 comments|
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.
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