In this section, I have listed several designs and plans that will help you in your quest to better your turnings. Please feel free to use any of them free of charge. Please don't sell these plans. Share them with anyone you like.
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Turning a pen Video.
You also use this same technique with many other small turnings!
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Turning Kitchen Handles
This process works or can be adapted for many items like pizza cutters, ice cream scoops, bottle openers, cheese slicers, pie servers, and many more! Click HERE for kitchen ware kits.
Learn to apply CA (super glue) as a finish Video
This is absolutely the best finish! It produces an unbeatable gloss finish, completely water proof, and wears better then anything else on the market. This can be used on any turnings. It is most widely used on pens and razors. With practice, you can do this on larger turnings, even bowls.
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Need help learning to make a glass like, water proof finish on your pens, razors, bottle stoppers, and other small projects? Click HERE.
Square the ends of any pen blank regardless of tube diameter. Simply cut your blanks to length. Drill the correct diameter hole in the center of your blank. Glue your tube in the hole. After the glue sets, mount your blank on the jig. Slide the jig and blank across the sanding disc until flat. The end will be perfectly square every time.
The pine cones can be week and it is not possible to get resin into every void. I have found that pine cones have air pockets that sometimes cannot be filled. Therefor, these blanks require some special turning steps.
I use this wax when sanding small turnings. It virtually eliminates dust, cuts quicker and cleaner, and keeps the heat down by reducing friction.
This wax contains no abrasives and is not a finishing wax.