|Project by CalumetWoodworks||posted 05-08-2013 03:45 AM||587 views||0 times favorited||2 comments|
I call these free form, simply because I am more likely to practice some turning techniques on the slim lines. I’ve found that I really like to practice with a skew on the slim lines. Something I am not about to try on the more expensive pen kits.
So tonight I challenged myself to turn only using a skew (except when turning to round, I used a roughing gouge for that).
These three pens are the result of my practice. Overall I am pretty happy with them!
The first one is redheart. I was practicing turning beads. Got a couple to look pretty good on it. I really like to turn redheart, it finishes so deep!
The second is an interesting piece of wood. Not sure what it is, I got it in a box of blanks from ldubia here on IAP. I really liked how rough the darker wood was so I put a few coats of CA on it and then hit it with a coat of Hut.
The third one was my first attempt at a captured ring on a pen. This is ambrosia maple. Again..I did it all with just a skew, granted, I have 3 different sized skews and those helped.
Overall I’d say I did pretty good. Hope to get even better with a skew..I REALLY like using it, and it is one of the easiest tools to sharpen by hand!
As always, C&C is welcome, and if I have mis-identified a piece of wood, PLEASE correct me, I am still learning my woods!