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post #21 of 25 Old 12-01-2011, 09:46 PM
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Its more of a case of what I cant make on my lathe.

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post #22 of 25 Old 12-01-2011, 10:09 PM
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fishing lures, eggs, pens, goblets, bottle stoppers, lamps, candlesticks, boxes, platters, plates, bowls, hollow vessels, urns, Christmas ornaments, spoons, scoops, pepper mill, tops, baby rattles, toothpick holder, ring holder, standing mirrors, hand mirrors and WineO's
just what i could think of, sure i forgot some...lol


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Originally Posted by duncsuss View Post
1) some way to cut the wood into pen-blank-sized pieces (band saw?)
2) some way to hold the blank squarely and drill the hole for the tube (I use a drill press, a fence that I made with a V notch, and 3 clamps)
3) epoxy glue
4) some way to trim and square the ends after the tubes are glued in (either a disk sander or a gizzmo that fits in a drill, I think they're called "pen mills")

note: not everyone turns pens on a mandrel, some do it "between centres" but I don't know what parts are needed for that method -- (5) and (6) are for the way I do it.

5) a mandrel onto which the tubes slide
6) 3 bushings (for a 2-part pen) - one for each end, and one for between the barrel parts, specific sizes to match the pen kit you are making

7) a range of sandpaper grits, I often use 120, 180, 220, 320, 400 and 600
8) a finish of your choice -- oil, wax, CA glue, friction finish, etc
9) some way to press-fit the pen kit parts into the barrels (I use a wooden screw clamp)


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I think he was talking about the sex toys.
Yes I know. That's why I responded as such. Nothing I've ever turned (even the poor quality things) could have possibly given anyone a splinter, even before sanding and finishing. Being used for sex wouldn't have much impact on that and there wouldn't be any need for concern of splinters on the "soft bits".
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Has anyone said snowmen??

I like making snowmen. And Christmas trees.

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