This is a complete set of bushings precisely machined to match the diameters of your pen hardware kit. The bushings let you easily gauge the progress of your turning, allowing you to achieve the smooth, perfectly flush seams so valued in a top-quality hand-turned writing instrument. Just turn the blank until the ends are almost flush with the bushings, then sand to final dimension. Made of steel-hard enough for excellent durability, yet soft enough to prevent damage to your turning toolsTip: when turning light-colored woods, apply a bit of CA glue to the bushings to prevent metal dust from migrating onto the turning blank
The Nova 1624 Lathe boasts the most power, versatility and features of any comparable mid-range lathe. Its swiveling headstock rotates a full 360°, and locks at any position for outboard turning of large items. The powerful 1.5 HP motor delivers 50% more power than comparable lathes, and features easy speed changes with a range of 215-3600 RPM. Solid cast iron components deliver rock solid performance and low vibration. The cam action levers make adjustments fast and easy, while the beefy rubber grips provide good ergonomics. All this fits into a compact workspace, yet is expandable to meet the needs of the largest projects. Includes cast iron and steel stand.Features:Quality materials-solid cast iron throughout.Incredible power in a compact working space, great for those who need all the workshop space they can get!Swivel head lets you position work where you want it for comfort and space efficiency.Head swivels 360° and locks at any position, with detents at 0°, 22°, 45° and 90°. High accuracy and easy swivel.Rugged 2MT spindles.Lathe accessories are common between Nova models, so your accessories can still be used if you choose to upgrade your Nova lathe in the future.Precision Machining.Quick-action cam controls adjust quickly and precisely to your requirements.Variable speed allows you to tailor the RPM to your specific project. An updated switch allows you to change your motor from forwared to reverse.
Believe it or not, one man's trash is also that same man's treasure, and this book will tell you all about it. If your scrap pile is getting a bit too large, this book will give you just the projects you need to knock it back down and be left with wonderfully creative objects for essentially nothing! This includes many useful items for your home, office and garden: wooden salad servers, a serving platter, deluxe meat tenderizer, letter rack, tool caddy, charming bird house, and more. Each project is explained in clear, straightforward terms, with step-by-step photos. Whatever your abilities, there are plenty of projects and ideas to help you turn little bits and pieces into beautiful accessories like those found in high-end specialty shops. Paperback. 176 pages. Contents: IntroductionPart 1: Basics1. Tools2. Materials3. Techniques4. Serving Platter5. Marble Game6. Ring Box7. Picture/Mirror Frame8. Meat Tenderizer9. Wedge End Box10. Pasta Measurer11. Salad Serving Forks12. Desk Tidy13. Pen Case/Necklace Box14. Floating Shelves15. Collectors Tray16. Sliding Dovetail Lid Box17. Japanese Work Trestle18. Letter Rack19. Recipe Book Holder20. Bird Box21. Garden Planter22. Tool Caddy23. Angle-Poise LampSuppliersResourcesGlossaryAbout the AuthorIndex About the Author: Derek Jones began work as an apprentice to a cabinetmaker, learning the meticulous skills needed for fine furniture making. He later took on his own furniture commissions and is now the editor of Furniture & Cabinetmaking magazine and author of several books.Woodworking From the Scrap Pile Preview
Micro-Mesh is used to polish surfaces back to clarity or a high gloss. Available in grades 1500-12,000.Micro-Mesh (Grades 1500 through 12000) was originally designed to polish most hard plastics, fiberglass, epoxy, gel-coat, raw and finished wood, cultured marble, sold surface, painted surfaces, gold, silver, etc. Micro-Mesh is not an aggressive stock remover. Common sandpaper products are required for the removal of deep scratches prior to using Micro-Mesh to polish the surface back to clarity or a high gloss. Use wet or dry with either water or water/detergent as a lubricant. You may also use mineral oil, vegetable oil, lemon oil, etc but DO NOT use anything containing solvent as this will delaminate the MICRO-MESH. Sheets are offered in the following Micro-Mesh grades: 1500, 1800, 2400, 3200, 3600, 4000, 6000, 8000, 12000