Make your own deluxe dessert disher with this beautiful stainless steel scoop and ferrule. Get creative with a custom-turned wooden handle, then attach the hardware for the perfect finishing touch. Instructions for turning a handle and assembling the ice cream scoop are included. In addition to this kit you will need the following:Wood: The minimum blank size we recommend is 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 6", in a strong hardwood such as maple, cherry, walnut, oak, or yellow birch. Of the imported hardwoods bubinga, purpleheart, gongola alves and cocobolo make wonderful handles. Turning tools: Spindle roughing gouge, spindle/detail gouge, parting tool and optional skew chisel. A pair of outside calipers with rounded edges on the measuring points is helpful in fitting the ferrule. Drill bit: 3/8" brad point or regular twist bit. Chucks: Depending on how you will hold and drill the piece, you may need a scroll-type chuck for your headstock and a Jacobs-style chuck for your tailstock.Glue and finish: The tang can be glued into the handle with epoxy or a thick type of CA ("super glue"). The finish could be with a drying type of oil such as pure tung oil or boiled linseed oil. For a film type of finish (for extra protection against moisture and a higher sheen finish) try a wiping type polyurethane or a gel varnish.
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.
A complete set of bushings for the Pill Holder Hardware Kit. These bushings are precisely machined to match the diameters of the pill holder blank, allowing you to achieve smooth, perfectly flush seams. Simply turn your blank to match the bushing diameters, leaving a bit of extra material to allow for sanding.Technical Details:The Pill Holder Bushing Set is made of steel-hard enough for excellent durability, yet soft enough to prevent damage to your turning tools.2-piece bushing setBushings are designed to work with the Pill Holder Hardware Kit (#28638, sold separately).Fits Mandrel A (#43537, sold separately).Tip: when turning light-colored woods, apply a bit of CA glue to the bushings to prevent metal dust from migrating onto the turning blank.
In this guide to segmented turning, author Dennis Keeling shows readers how to glue up blanks to yield striking geometric designs once the blank is turned. Keeling covers all the fundamental techniques, from closed segmented and open segmented, to ornamental segmented turning, as well as the equipment, tools and materials required. The book closes with an inspirational gallery of segmented turning that will have you dreaming up designs of your own.Table of Contents:Foreword Introduction Segmented turning's popularity Main protagonists Types of construction Equipment, Tools and MaterialsEquipment and toolsMaterials Techniques Solid segment Open segment The Projects Segmented bowl Basic ornate bowl Open-segment fruit bowl Corian bowl Polychromatic offset bowl Open-segment flower vase Open-segment candlesticks Gherkin lamp stand Skeleton candlesticks Offset Corian bowl Glossary Conversion chart Suppliers Further reading About the author Acknowledgments Index