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  1. sweet corn holders

    Couldn't pitch the tiny little offcuts from previous cutting board posting. These took about 15 minutes, but my wife loves them. wenge, yellowheart and Martin Luther King black cherry. Inch and 3/8 brads with the heads clipped off. Brads were .062 dia , drilled a .050 pilot hole about 1/4 deep...
  2. My first few pens

    I recently started turning pens just to try it out. These are the first five that I've made in no particular order. My current favorite is the corncob bullet click pen.
  3. Turnings of the day

    I spent the day up in my shop with just me! What a rare treat!! The oak pulls are for my mothers house, her pulls are, well just plain ugly, and need replaced. I used friction polish on the pens and pulls A friend knows the chemistry needed to replace the organic matter in an Iowa corn cob to...
  4. Some of my pens

    Just wanted to share some pics of my pens with everyone. My favorite so far is the Navigator pen but the one I'm most proud of making is the corncob, turning it was a challenge and then the color was poor so I had to add some stain to get the black more blacker… it's a special request gift so I...
  5. Woodturning
    I wasn't sure whether to post this in Woodturning, or Power tools, so please bare with me, as this is my first post. I am pretty sure I want a lathe. I have looked at a lot of projects, and have some birthday money left over to spend frivolously before it gets sucked into bills or car...
  6. Woodworking Skill Share
    Just received this new newsletter from Highland Woodworking. Thought I'd pass it on to everyone. http://www.highlandwoodworking.com/woodturning-tips-1104apr/WT01.html Lew
  7. Woodworking Skill Share
    I'm just wondering if making corn cob pen blanks is something that a person could do on there own or if buying the blanks is the best way to go. I couldn't find much on the web about the process, but it sounds like you would need to somehow soak the cobs in some sort of resin. Just wondering...
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