Thread: New Year New Pens
13th Jan 2019, 07:54 PM #1
New Year New Pens
Promised myself more shed time this year. So far so good.IMG_0302.jpg
The blue acrylic has been 14 months in the making due to a house move and overly busy year on the farm. The middle one is from a Osage orange blank I got in the Australia Day pen swap last year. The bottom one is Bulloake. Interesting watching the orange sawdust coming of the second pen blanks. I got a mandrel saver from the kids for Christmas and learnt two important lessons during turning.
One, inspect the morse taper on the mandrel before inserting into the headstock. I couldn't figure out why the timber was flush with the bush on one side and proud on the other. I found a dob of hardened ca glue on the taper meaning I was turning off centre.
Two, make sure the mandrel saver throat is engaging the solid mandrel shaft as there is too much clearance around the threads which again had me turning slightly off centre.
Happy enough with the final results but could have done better.
13th Jan 2019 07:54 PM # ADSGoogle Adsense Advertisement
- Join Date
- Advertising world
By Hermit in forum WOODTURNING - GENERALReplies: 6Last Post: 1st Jan 2015, 12:49 AM
By Perfect Pens in forum WOODTURNING - PEN TURNINGReplies: 11Last Post: 25th Jan 2012, 03:32 AM
By zhzzyt in forum BOX MAKINGReplies: 11Last Post: 7th Dec 2007, 06:20 AM
By lubbing5cherubs in forum WOODTURNING - PEN TURNINGReplies: 7Last Post: 24th Apr 2007, 01:33 PM
By Simomatra in forum WOODTURNING - PEN TURNINGReplies: 2Last Post: 7th Jan 2007, 09:58 AM