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Jay

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01-14-2010 09:01 PM

Topic tags/keywords: turning lathe question tip

I am going to try my hand at turning a pen and have these mesquite strips that when laminated will be just the right size to turn. My question is do i need to sand both sides of the strips smooth before gluing them up or can i leave them a little rough to hold the glue better? Any tips would help greatly, since i have a limited amount of these strips and dont really want to waste any. Thanks

-- Jay, somewhere in Texas


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#1 posted 08-03-2010 11:01 PM

Jay I know you posted this a while ago but I was wondering what you wound up doing. I would think that a smooth uniform surface would turn a better pen (the joint between laminations should be less obvious). A bit of sanding shouldn’t make the pieces too small.

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