|Forum topic by MidnightTurner||posted 06-10-2016 01:07 AM||518 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
06-10-2016 01:07 AM
Why call myself the Midnight Turner? Because as much as I love my family, all us guys need some downtime – I’ve always been interested in woodworking and even did an a level in it at school. My main passion is cricket, but this is an all day job and not possible so much with a young family. So my friend gave me a load of tools, and I got a cheap second hand beginners lathe, and here I am – aiming to only spend the odd couple of hours at night on this after the family have gone to bed – hence the name the Midnight Turner – plus I like the rolling sones too lol!!
I’m a complete newbie to turning, as of only four weeks ago. I wanted to start off with something simple and I was told pen turning would be good. I’ve learnt a hec of a lot already about tools needed and finishing, and I’m getting to the stage after wasting about 5 slimline kits where I like the shape of what I’m doing, however, one issue I still have is that the mandril is still wobbling only ever so slightly, but it’s enough to see a difference when the pen is put together as it is ever so slightly off centre. Has anyone got any ideas?
I’ve been a bit influenced by Keith Barrow on YouTube so I thought I’d film myself making a pen and post it on YouTube, but I’d feel a bit embarrassed at the minute as it isn’t straight.
Any help much appreciated,