I bought that extra, the guy from rockler warned me too. But I bought it for something else.wildwood said:Think you will find that Hut Crystal Coast wood finish not very durable. I stopped using it after finishing several pens. If you want a natural wood finish, it is okay. Everything else in the kit looks good to go!
So when will we see the first pen?
Your too late! Here it is. The first and hopefully the ugliest pen I make.Mose said:Don't do it man. Once you start you'll start loosing sleep thinking about how such and such guy got such a glass finish and how did that dude get that crazy laminated pen to come out so cool, or how did he get those spirals in there. It's all down hill. Save yourself the pain and struggle of the addiction now. I didn't see the "De-activator" in there, I don't have any yet but with as often as I get CA on my fingers I could use it.
Be careful wiht these guys on here, they'll help you with every question you ask and suck you further in to the obsession. I'm already a lost cause and I don't even have a lathe, my nieghbor and I get together to turn. I blame woodworkingtalk.com and to many helpful answers from the forum users. Warning administered, that is all.
I learned to do a BLO/CA finish from this videoYour too late! Here it is. The first and hopefully the ugliest pen I make.
I ruined 2 kits and four blanks to get the first one out. (learned a ton). I'm happy with it especially it being the first one.
Im already looking into bulk pen kits.
As far as finishing, this one got tung oil and satin WOP. haven't tried or seen anyone actually do the CA finish yet, so I did not attempt it yet. Next one will be with CA and then buffed.
Yes, it opened a whole new area for my lathe. I'm upgrading to a nova next year. I absolutely love turning. Bowls were first for me I even tried my hand at a segmented bow, then a few fan chain pulls, lidded boxes, tool handles, a few vases, rings, bracelets and now pens. I have the delta 46-460, I tried gluing up some 2X12 face to face 3layers thick. The larger items are more challenging.ChiknNutz said:Awesome! I don't have a lathe, but am considering it as it really looks like a blast. Need to start looking around for a lathe, not sure what I should be looking for exactly. Now with your first one under your belt, what's next?!