Lite pressure, these things blow apart when you breath on them
Posted February 2, 2014
I have about 8 of these blanks out of 8 I got one to final, the other 7 blew apart. I have sharp tools and have even tried having guys who have turned for 20 years try one. This is not your normal plastic blank the resin is actually a powder like cake material so when you turn it take my advice wear a dust mask. The one I did get to stay intact looked nice when final but it still had several surface deformation from trapped air bubbles. These are the worst blanks I have encountered.
I would expect grains and curls...
Posted March 5, 2011
I would expect grains and curls not to come out as expected when working with natural wood. I do however, expect to get what I pay for when ordering man made plastic. In this case, only half of the blank was red, white and blue half was only blue and white. I have attached a picture. As you can see, only the bottom has any red in it and not much at that. I also had to leave it as thick as possible in order to get only those colors to show.
Patience needed in turning, but turns...
Posted May 5, 2009
Patience needed in turning, but turns nicely. End finish is wonderful if done right. Sold my Cigar Pen almost immediately after I put it on display.
A little to hard and chip...
Posted January 11, 2008
A little to hard and chip prone for the beginner, but a nice end finish is possible with patience and very sharp tools.