For a different look in your shop-made pens, try any of the various counter-top materials. Not only do they result in a beautiful pen, but you can get your materials for little or no money. A WoodWorkers Guild of America (WWGOA) original video.
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Airless Sprayers in Your Shop
When it comes to applying stains and topcoats to your woodworking projects, HVLP sprayers work great. But what about those projects you plan to paint? Master woodworker George Vondriska shows you why airless sprayers are probably your best bet. A WoodWorkers Guild of America (WWGOA) original video.Watch Now >>
If you’ve ever tried to clamp two pieces together that are cut at less than a 90-degree angle, you know how difficult it is to keep the joint from sliding around before it dries. George Vondriska has a neat trick to resovle this clamping challenge using clamp blocks. A WoodWorkers Guild of America (WWGOA) original…Watch Now >>
Cutting Lumber from Logs
George Vondriska provides tips on using a backyard sawmill to cut lumber from logs for your woodworking projects. A WoodWorkers Guild of America (WWGOA) original video. Sawmill provided by Logosol. For more information, visit www.logosol.us.Watch Now >>
Captive Ring Out of Spindle Turning
There aren’t many woodworking techniques that will draw more ooh’s and aah’s from your woodworking buddies than a captive ring turned on a spindle. George Vondriska demonstrates the mysterious technique in this clip. A WoodWorkers Guild of America (WWGOA) original video.Watch Now >>
I love to make pens out of various materials and the tru-stone marble looking blanks are expensive. I don’t have a carbide blade, but can get one for my mitre saw which I use to cut blades with a jig. You don’t have to go to a quarry. If you want free samples you can find them at Home Depot as they get them for customers to take home, but you have to look in the drawers in the back (just ask for counter samples). There is all colors and some have shiny pieces. Some are thicker than others. Give LOWES a try also.
I NEVER SEE GRANITE BLANKS BEING SOLD, CAN THESE BE TURNED? HOW ABOUT SILESTONE? QUARTZ? ALSO CAN THESE BE TURNED? I HAVE CARBIDE TURNING TOOLS. I would use Acrylic sandpaper and finish.
Hi Margie. I’ve turned soapstone, but that’s very soft compared to these materials. I’m not sure carbide tools would cut the materials you’ve listed, but I have no direct experience with them.
George-Woodworkers Guild of America