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retreatjohn
24-05-13, 09:56
Thought that I would share my attempt at laminated blanks, inspired by the video recently posted.
The woods are Beech, Purple Heart, Sapele? and the thin one is a strip from a wooden blind!, glued up with Titebond II.575
Glued up blank (above)
576
Blank after planing
577
Sliced on bandsaw
578
Ready to Turn
579
Finished pen using a Slimline kit from Timberbits members offer.

bellringer
24-05-13, 10:00
blank look great the pen shape look thick but still a nice pen

retreatjohn
24-05-13, 10:14
Thanks for comment Bellringer, I left it chunky to make the most of the laminating!

stevenw1963
24-05-13, 10:26
Nice blank - got to give that a go methinks

ataylor
24-05-13, 10:52
Very nice pen it looks well worth the effort :bwink:

Jim
24-05-13, 13:01
Thanks for that John, the pen looks very nice .. :bwink: Can you tell us what glue you used for this please ... :thinks:

retreatjohn
24-05-13, 13:21
Thanks Jim, Titebond II, the one with the Blue label.

Terry
24-05-13, 13:48
Very nice work John. Well done!!!:thumbs:

Jimjam66
24-05-13, 16:44
Very nice, John!

Jim
24-05-13, 16:51
Thanks Jim, Titebond II, the one with the Blue label.

Thanks John, but i just noticed you had it in your first post ... I'm bad ... :goesred:

ataylor
24-05-13, 20:38
Thats a good looking pen mate, the shape is fine by me to. :thumbs:

wm460
24-05-13, 21:43
That is a seriously nice blank, pen finish. :thumbs::thumbs::thumbs:

Jed Baxter
25-05-13, 19:02
Some good work here John, the final result is well worth the effort. Did you actually plane the work and not sand it? :thinks:

retreatjohn
25-05-13, 20:40
Thanks for all your comments guys.
Jed, yes, glued then put through planer, then split on bandsaw.

Jim
25-05-13, 20:51
I have never thought of using a planer for my segmented items John, but looking how clean you have left this i may have one in the future. I have a sander which is fine but can be very messy. :rolling:

ataylor
07-06-13, 20:45
Thanks for all your comments guys.
Jed, yes, glued then put through planer, then split on bandsaw.

Hi John, what planer do you use, is it a hand held one or a planer thicknesser. :nooidea:

retreatjohn
07-06-13, 21:45
It is the small planer/thicknesser from Axminster, I think I paid about 130 pounds on a managers special about a year ago.

Jim
07-06-13, 21:55
It is the small planer/thicknesser from Axminster, I think I paid about 130 pounds on a managers special about a year ago.

Do they do the job John, i am having a lean-to built this year and i am planning on buying a small planer/thicknesser when it is finished as i have no room as it stands at the minute. :rolling:

wm460
07-06-13, 22:11
What do you call a planer thicknesser in the UK, is it like this?

Jointers : CARBA-TEC (http://www.carbatec.com.au/jointers_c370)

or like this?

Combination Planer Thicknessers : CARBA-TEC (http://www.carbatec.com.au/combination-planer-thicknessers_c400)

or like this?

Planers & Thicknessers : CARBA-TEC (http://www.carbatec.com.au/planers-thicknessers_c410)

Jim
07-06-13, 22:28
What do you call a planer thicknesser in the UK, is it like this?

Jointers : CARBA-TEC (http://www.carbatec.com.au/jointers_c370)

or like this?

Combination Planer Thicknessers : CARBA-TEC (http://www.carbatec.com.au/combination-planer-thicknessers_c400)

or like this?

Planers & Thicknessers : CARBA-TEC (http://www.carbatec.com.au/planers-thicknessers_c410)

Me personally Mark is talking about something similar to this one Carba-TecĀ® 6" Benchtop Jointer : CARBA-TEC (http://www.carbatec.com.au/carba-tec-6-benchtop-jointer_c2340) but at the moment i wouldn't have room for one ... :down:

wm460
07-06-13, 22:37
Me personally Mark is talking about something similar to this one Carba-TecĀ® 6" Benchtop Jointer : CARBA-TEC (http://www.carbatec.com.au/carba-tec-6-benchtop-jointer_c2340) but at the moment i wouldn't have room for one ... :down:

You are short on space, I bought one of these that lives under one of my benches. Its good for small bits of wood, like pen blanks but no good for wood 10' long:goesred:

You could make a cabinet with a swing top with another machine bolt underneath it.

retreatjohn
08-06-13, 22:36
The little Axminster machine does all that I have ask of it including preparation for segmented work. I have put it on a wheeled base so that it goes under a bench out of the way.