Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Whittier, CA. USA
I just bought the CI3 Mid Size Finisher & have used it a little. Bought it for the Tru-Stone pen blanks. I like the tool but for the wood & acrylic blanks I still use 1/2" oval skew & never have to use lower than 600 grit. Learning to sharpen is a must if you keep turning. I use a Wolverine setup & keeping the tools sharp while turning does not take long at all once you get used to it. Less than a minute & your back to working on your project. You will spend more time trying to smooth out a finish created by a dull tool.
Just because you can, doesn't always mean you should!
Last edited by jlord; 02-26-2011 at 12:56 PM.