|Project by Tony||posted 01-14-2014 04:56 PM||615 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
Hi! So I have been reading this blog for a while and thought I would post my first project, one because it is pretty cool that I was able to do it, and I have no idea what type of wood it was so if I could get some help I would appreciate it.
I bought a wood pack several years ago from Rockler, and thought this would be really nice to turn my first pen. Unfortunately I have no idea what type of wood it is. It is very heavy almost as heavy as the same size of Zebra Wood.
I also had trouble drilling the hole for the Lathe, I must have gone through half of the stock as I tried to get the larger hole needed for the Apollo Infinity pen set. Then it was a little scary getting the pen turned down to the right size, as I was sure I would take it all the way to the brass insert.
I used a lathe my wife bought me for Christmas. So, not to shabby for my first one, and very fun once the drilling part was over, might just get pre-drilled blanks in the future as it was very frustrating, even with a drill press vice and pen blank insert for the vice. Just could not line it up very well as the drill bit was almost as big as the darn blank.
Thanks for the help if you can! I love seeing all of the projects, and hope to post more as I get a chance.