The generous dimensions of these shimmering iridescent blanks make them ideal for our Stainless Steel Ice Cream Scoop Hardware Kit (34360, sold separately), and our Pizza Cutter Blade Kit (34913, sold separately). They also make great tool handles and turning stock for other projects wider than a pen blank. Approximately 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 6".Technical Details:Blank measures approximately 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 6"L.Turns very quickly; take care turning with light pressure.Blanks can be finished after turning by sanding to a fine grit and then polishing on a buffing wheel with Corian polish, buffing compound or Hut finishing blocks.Each blank is sold individually.
If you've always wanted to take a woodturning class to learn the basics of the craft or to brush up on your skills, now's your chance with this complete and easy-to-follow course from artist and professional instructor Jim Rodgers. A Lesson Plan for Woodturning maps out everything you need to know, from safety and tools to the basic techniques that will have you quickly turning bowls, boxes and even baseball bats. Packed with step-by-step instructions, illustrations and photographs, A Lesson Plan for Woodturning is the self-directed course that will have you mastering the essential skills of woodturning at your own pace. Paperback. 112 pages. Contents: Getting Started—Turning Between CentersKeeping Your Tools SharpYour First ProjectsIntroduction to Faceplate TurningTurning Your First BowlTurning Your First PlatterWorking with Green WoodTurning a Natural Edge BowlEnd Grain TurningEnd Grain Boxes—Making Things FitCompleting Your ProjectsWhere to Go NextAppendix About the Author: Jim Rodgers is a professional educator who has been teaching woodturning to both adults and youths for over a decade. Rodgers holds California teaching credentials in both Adult Education and Career Technical Education focusing on woodworking. He is also the founder and senior instructor at the Mount Diablo Woodturning Center. Rodgers lectures throughout the United States, has published many articles on woodturning, and maintains a website with teaching and student support materials.
Coolibah burls showcase a deep, rust red color with swirling figure and tight eyes. Coolibah (sometimes spelled coolabah) is a eucalyptus species native to Australia, and is among the hardest woods available. These turning blanks come in a range of sizes for small bowls, tool handles, bottle stoppers and more.Features:Coolibah: Eucaplytus coolabah.Native to Australia.Coolibah is an extremely hard wood, but can be turned nicely with sharp tools.
Robert Sorby Spiralling System allows you to create spirals on turned pieces. The Robert Sorby Spiralling System is a further development on the texturing tool and is used to create both left and right handed spirals with ease. It features an innovative rest with indexed reference positions, which enable the replication of the spirals. Differing pitch and twist profiles are made possible by altering the presentation angle of the cutter or by changing the cutter to a different one.