|Forum topic by Fridgecritter||posted 06-28-2013 03:01 PM||507 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
06-28-2013 03:01 PM
I have a few friends who want me to make them some crochet needles because the popular brand costs 60 to 70 bucks. The problem they typically have with the needles is the tip gets a burr in the laminated finish, and yarn starts to stick to it. I am solving that problem by pre-drilling the stock before turning it on the lathe, and I’m going to cut the tips off of aluminum needles and press them into the handle.
I want my needle handles to hold up for a long time, and I want them to have a hard like glass finish. Can anyone recommend a solution for finishing the wood on these handles? There’s no concern about the finish changing the gauge of the needles because that will be aluminum, and of course I will not be putting a finish on the aluminum needle tip. I will be using a variety of hardwoods for these handles. Thanks in advance.
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