Episode 19 – Pens! Pens! Pens!

Episode 19 pens pens pens


Listener question -

How do I fight the pen turning addiction?  (Kind of a joke, but could segway into other simple turning project ideas) - Michael Chipser Facebook


What’s on the Lathe -


Braxton - 2 honey locust bowls and a walnut bowl

Carl - Pumpkin

Jason - Scrap bowl blanks

Bob - Teak pen from the USS North Carolina


Where everyone can find us


Websites and People


Bob Blanford -

Youtube -  https://www.youtube.com/user/RJBWoodTurner

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/rjbwoodturner/?hl=en

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/RJBWoodturner/


Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/wtapodcast


Paterson Grant True Card Blanks - https://www.turnerswarehouse.com/collections/pen-blanks/true-card-blanks


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4 Thoughts to “Episode 19 – Pens! Pens! Pens!”

  1. Thank you again for having me on the show. My question is simple, Did Jason ever try our the method of rotating the Easy Wood round cutter to a 45 degree angle and if so, what were his results?

  2. Hey Turners, Today you were talking about BLO and CA finish. I have done this a number of times and it works great. I learned this from Russ Fairfield and his videos on you tube. The BLO acts as an accelerator for the CA so you do not need to wait for the BLO to dry it will dry and make the CA cure quickly. He also uses a paper bag to shine the CA finish as the final step. Check out Russ’s video and pass this info on to other turners. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AR47HH0JyMU


  3. Hey Turners, So here is a follow up to my previous comment. This video from woodNWhimie says to not use BLO between coats of CA so it might be interesting to ask the audience what there experience has been. He explains that after a few years the layers start to flake off. So I guess the real answer is to give it a try and see what works for you. He is hte video an am referencing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjzXpD08ozw


  4. In response to the question about getting a matte finish with CA. I’ve done it by applying a few coats of CA, sanding with 1000 grit to even out the coating , then using 0000 steel wool to get the matte finish. The crazy thing is that after carrying the pen for a few months the finish became glossy anyway.

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