Makes a Beautiful Duck Call
Posted April 11, 2014
When turning this type of blank on the lathe you must use a soft touch and gradually move in with a harder cut. It is a must that you have VERY SHARP TOOLS. With this "Money Blank" maintaining a feel for the stock is a must. I used a fingernail gouge, 1" skew, and a parting tool.
I use these pen blanks in...
Posted February 18, 2011
I use these pen blanks in cigar kits and they turn out great! I always turn this blank leaving as much material as possible. The bigger the pen the better. Turning the pen large allows for more of a 3D effect.
Posted September 9, 2014
I bought one of these some time back as they looked like something different and interesting. Turned two and had all positive comments. The next time I was at the Milwaukee Rockler store I bought a couple more. Turned them this week and am very disappointed in the final results. These seem to have far too little shredded money in the blank. The others I had were obviously packed much tighter which is how they all should be. It's difficult to see until turned if you had a good blank or not. I paint my tubes black so no problem seeing the brass tube through the blank. I think it's a great idea, however I don't see me buying any more as the finished product was not what I was looking for. I'm not sure if I'll even sell the three I have due to the fact I'm not happy with the end result.