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Discussion in 'Turning Critique Forum' started by Lou Currier, Mar 21, 2017.

  1. Lou Currier

    Lou Currier Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    finished turning this today thanks to @Schroedc with the B mandrel.

    Live Oak with a little help from the critters and filled with torquois from @barry richardson

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  2. DKMD

    DKMD Sawbones Staff Member Administrator Global Moderator Full Member

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    That's a sharp looking pen! I like the way the black parts of the kit kind of pick up on ththe spalting in the blank.

    Looks like you might have had a little trouble near the top end of the upper section where the wood meets the kit, but it's still a looker!
     
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    ripjack13 ɹǝʇɹɐqpooʍ Staff Member Global Moderator Forum Moderator Full Member

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    Oh nice!! I love that kit. It's nice and light....
    Looks good!!
     
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  4. Lou Currier

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    @DKMD thanks...didn't notice it until I looked at a bigger picture....hmmm...might be a sanding issue where the CA goes over onto the bushing. For some reason I was having some issues with the CA adhering to this blank. Had to sand all the way back down and then redo...when I sanded it off it was flaking off in good size pieces. Never had that happen before.
     
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    NYWoodturner Wood Spinner Staff Member Administrator Global Moderator Full Member

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    Nice job Lou. I like that kit. Its simple and lets the wood do the talking.
     
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    Good looking pen Lou. Did u wet sand ? If so, did you seal the ends of the blank prior to wet sanding? If u did not seal the ends of the blank and wet sanded, its possible that the wood got moisture in it beneath the CA .
     
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    I do not. I use a q-tip and dab thin CA on the end of the blanks after I use my barrel trimmer to square em up . Have to be quick about it tho, as the CA reacts pretty quick with the cotton on q-tip .
     
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    rocky1 Creator of Shavings and Sawdust! Full Member

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    Way cool Lou! Nice looking pen!!

    Encountered problems of that nature one time on an oily wood, but can't for the life of me remember what I was turning. Olive cutting board blank I believe. But it was so oily it was literally dripping off my bit when I bored the blank for the tube. Sanded it back down, wiped it down good with DNA to dry it down and clean it up, and it worked beautifully after that.
     
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