Using the Leftovers

Posted: May 5, 2012 in Uncategorized

Every time we have turned a pen there is always this leftover piece of wood from the pen blank. Usually the piece is around an inch long. We have kept most of those pieces just because I hate to throw them away. Maybe it is my frugalness that won’t let me do it.

Most of the woods we work with are not extremely exotic but still a piece of Indian Rosewood is nice even if it is a little short.

Yesterday I had this idea of turning those little pieces into beads. So after making sure my tools were nice and sharp I did some experimenting.


I am not exactly sure what I will use them for yet, especially because the hole in the beads is rather large from putting it on the mandrel. But turning them gives me good practice.

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