This pen has been made using an Apprentice Roadster style pen kit. The burl wood is Box Elder, which is in the maple family. Care has been taken to apply several layers of color into the wood and then sealed with a super glue (cyanoacrylate) and friction polish finish. This Box Elder burl is native to Wyoming, grew in the Big Horn Mountains and then harvested near Ten Sleep, Wyoming. My pens have a 100% guarantee that covers workmanship and your satisfaction.
American Ash hollow form; 4" tall x 5" wide (X-35). This hollow form was turned when the wood was green causing it to warp and elongate through the pith. The pith has been left in the piece which is highlighted by the dark grain. Leaving the pith in, straight through the middle of the piece, is a technique that is seldom used. The reason is it "usually" results in splits and cracking around the pith. As you can see this hollow form is a success.
On October 8th, 2020 I demonstrated Embellishing Techniques for the Rocky Mountain Woodturners in Loveland, Co. This was an Interactive Remote Demonstration (IRD), it covered scorching, carving, airbrush work, texturing, coloring, and a short video on gilding. This lengthy video was recorded LIVE; it contains some good information and excellent camera shots of embellishing. Thanks for watching my videos- Please find my work on the following sites http://www.wyomingwoodturner.com ETSY https://www.etsy.com/shop/wyomingwoodturnercom
Part I In this 2 part video series Sam will show how to use certain turning tools-and if they are better suited in end grain or cross grain. As safety is always a concern, Sam gives some guidelines when it may be safe or unsafe when using a particular woodturning tool. Check out the PDF file-link below for more information on turning tools. Turning tool .pdf https://drive.google.com/file/d/1enHmE-H8utE0zF1omh_E2xQXaNh29QH-/view?usp=sharing Thanks for watching my videos- Please find my work on the
In this episode of Notes From the Turning Shop Sam responds to comments from three recent videos. He shows off the Base Camp Antipollution dust Mask with charcoal filter. He will review this mask in a future video. See link below. Sam mentions the Robust, American Beauty lathe in his dealer "stock program" now available for shipping. Contact Sam for details-307.431.5395. Base Camp Mask Mentioned in the video https://tinyurl.com/y2aslayx Thanks for watching my videos- Please find my work on the following