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ataylor
23-05-13, 16:43
If i was to start from scratch with pen making what advice would you give me regarding the tools to use? :thinks:

Terry
23-05-13, 17:41
If I was starting from scratch then I would buy either a 6mm or 10mm spindle gouge as you can do almost everything required for pen turning!!!:devil:

Jim
23-05-13, 18:08
If i was to start from scratch with pen making what advice would you give me regarding the tools to use? :thinks:

Roughing gouge and a skew, with these the worlds your oyster ... :devil:

yorkshireman
23-05-13, 18:48
Thats all I use myself Jim. Just wish I could stop buying the rest lol. Got to take the wife over to the promised land on Saturday to see someone. Its close enough to Snainton that you feel obliged to call to the woodturning centre, its almost compulsory. If I get out with only spending 150 I'll consider it a result.

ataylor
23-05-13, 18:52
You can borrow my restraint jacket Keith .... :ciggrin:

Jim
23-05-13, 18:54
Thats all I use myself Jim. Just wish I could stop buying the rest lol. Got to take the wife over to the promised land on Saturday to see someone. Its close enough to Snainton that you feel obliged to call to the woodturning centre, its almost compulsory. If I get out with only spending 150 I'll consider it a result.

I guess we have all been there Keith, a quick look round or just a browse through costs me about a ton each time ... :whistling:

trapper
23-05-13, 19:08
My first pice of advice would be get a quality pencil sharpener some 8mm dowel a good center drill, a 2.5mm hss dril bit a 4.5mm drill bit. mount the dowel in the headstock chuck center drill both sides . Then drill all the way through with the smaller drill bit now turn a tenon on one end of the dowel about 6-10mm deep and .25'' in diameter drill this end with a 4mm bit to about 20mm deep now remove the drill from the chuck and cut it off so that its 25-30mm long. Now take out your pencil sharpener and the end with the small 2.5mm hole feed into your pencil sharpener and turn a point on it just as though you are sharpening a pencil ok when you have apleasing shape stop.......... make yourself a coffee and wonder just how you made your first freestyle nib section for a slimline pen..........in wood also works on some acrylics and polymer clay. the secret is any tool you like just find a way that makes it work

Terry
23-05-13, 19:24
Its close enough to Snainton that you feel obliged to call to the woodturning centre, its almost compulsory. If I get out with only spending 150 I'll consider it a result.

Remember that Snainton are only open on Saturday this Bank holiday!!:down::down::down:

Terry
23-05-13, 19:25
I guess we have all been there Keith, a quick look round or just a browse through costs me about a ton each time ... :whistling:

Is that all Jim!!! lol:funny::funny::funny:

wm460
23-05-13, 20:39
Learn how to use a skew, then that is all you need.

yorkshireman
23-05-13, 20:42
You can borrow my restraint jacket Keith .... :ciggrin:

I've got one Tony - its never been used though!

yorkshireman
23-05-13, 20:44
Remember that Snainton are only open on Saturday this Bank holiday!!:down::down::down:

thanks Terry

Walter
23-05-13, 20:58
I do almost everything with a 1" roughing gouge. Can't be doing with tiny little toy town tools.:devil:

Jim
23-05-13, 21:07
I do almost everything with a 1" roughing gouge. Can't be doing with tiny little toy town tools.:devil:


Have to agree Walter, i think that the roughing gouge is misunderstood when turning small items ... :bwink:

ataylor
23-05-13, 21:10
I use a roughing gouge and a spindlemaster. :bwink:

Penpal
27-05-13, 00:08
I use a 1/2 inch gouge and a skew on the flat with every pen I make tend to have a few sharpened beforehand so I can keep going. Having many of results of compulsive aquisition and penpox.

Kind regards Peter.