Discussion in 'The Brush' started by jtspartan, Mar 4, 2019.
beautiful Jason,nice work..
that's really cool Greg..like it belongs there..
Thank you. That particular blank was interesting to turn. It was harder than other acrylics I've turned. It actually "sang" when I was wet sanding and polishing it.
Wow Jason!!! Your work is amazing. Someone gave me a real nice compliment yesterday on the handle you sent me . I'll just say this .....he never hands out compliments very often so take great pride in your amazing work. Top knotch work my friend!!
After turning the blue and red brush for my son I just had to do one for myself. The handle is a wood called orange agate and the knot is a 26mm black and white synthetic from Maggards set with a loft of about 54mm. I'm going to give it a run tomorrow morning.
Critiques are welcome.
That's a beautiful brush. Lok forward to hearing how it performs. Never heard of Orange agate wood. Can you tell us more about it?
No critique of that beauty! A few technical questions, if that is ok.
Do you drill on the lathe?
How do you hold the hole? Jawed chuck? Collect chuck?
Is that CA finish?
The orange agate almost looks like a lighter cocobolo. I'm not sure where it is native to but I got this piece at Woodcraft a number of years ago. It is pretty hard but turned and sanded out really nice.
I used the brush today and it bowl lathered really nice. I tried face lathering a bit but it didn't build as quickly as I would have liked so I went back to the bowl. The knot is really soft and dense with plenty of back bone.
Yes I drill on the lathe. I actually have one lathe set up primarily for line boring.
I don't hold the hole. I hold the butt end of the blank in a chuck and support the hole end with a tapered live center.
Yes it is a CA finish buffed out with finishing paste and plastic polish.
Interesting. Thank you. Next time I'm at Woodcraft I'll have to see if they have any or know anything about it.
Thanks for this. Is you are always holding from the bottom, are you using a medallion or another plug method to cover it up?
Something a little different, and frankly not a lot of turning in it. I made a razor stand, with turned posts and buttons on top. It is an illusion, they are not one piece.wood is Ebony and Australian Ironwood. Pic is before the polymerized Tung Oil finish. Had a little glue seepage on the left post.p to tidy up:
The ebony darkened up nicely with finish. I thought the Ironwood would match the display rack nicely. I am pleased with how it turned out:
No, I part it off then hand sand the nub off and hand polish
Might I recommend a Beall expanding collett chuck? Inexpensive and holds the top nicely while you finish the bottom on the lathe.
W.O.W......just.simply.awesome. Great craftsmanship on everything, and incredible collection display Jason!
I will definitely look into that. What kind of expansion range do they have?
Not a lot. Very size specific. The 1 inch will expand to hold a one inch hole tightly, etc. I have the 1 inch and the 1 1/8 inch. I’ve leaned to using 24 or 28mm knot often as a result.
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