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07-02-2020 01:36 AM

CA Finish on a Pen leaving pits and imperfections. - 4 replies

Hey All, I have been making pens for about a year now and i have recently been having issues with my CA finishes. They are just not coming out as smooth as usual. There are pits and imperfections no matter how much micromesh sanding i do. I have been: - turning my pen - sanding in 5 stages from 150-600 grit - Applying 5 coats of...

03-09-2019 10:11 PM

Roughing Gouge - 10 replies

Hey all. I recently got a small lathe and am loving it. I have turned several pens and a magic wand, but the starter turning tool set I got I am already outgrowing. Specifically the roughing gouge as that is what i am using 90% of the time. I was hoping I could get some advice on a good roughing gouge to get and an approximate price range o...

02-21-2017 04:08 AM

How to spread epoxy - 4 replies

Hey all,So i have been using some epoxy for finishing lately. I have been spreading it with one of those cheap foam brushes and using a torch for popping the bubbles. I have noticed that there are some spots that are not getting coverage. I am guessing i have to use a little more epoxy but also the method of spreading it has to be better. ...

02-12-2017 04:11 PM

Finish over wood burn - 3 replies

Hey All,I am making another beer flight and decided to try a little woodburning. Nothing crazy, i just took a butane torch to the piece when it was done to char it a bit. Does anyone have any suggestions for a finish on a burned piece to seal it up. In this case i would also want to keep ash from rubbing of on peoples hands. The wood is popl...

12-27-2016 01:48 PM

Drill Press - 25 replies

Hey All,I have been doing some novice woodworking for a few years now and it has become clear that i need a drill press. I don’t have any knowledge of drill presses or the power required and it seems like more than most other tools there is a huge price/quality range. I am going to be using it almost exclusively on wood (zero or very lit...


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