|Project by YoungWilly||posted 02-25-2014 01:05 AM||683 views||0 times favorited||2 comments|
So I took up pen turning finally, which is what I intended to do originally when I got my lathe. Just never got around to buying a kit. Suffice to say that I’m hooked! The blanks are both maple although one is bird’s eye and the other is just plain maple. I tried to make a finger grip with the plain maple but I didn’t know the short blank goes on the clip’s end… I can laugh about it! They’re finished with padding lacquer from Lee Valley, their French polish. Strangely it dulled after about an hour in the house, would anyone know if cold affects lacquer? It’s cold (near freezing) in the garage and of course warm in the house.
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