Woodturning kits are perfect for Beginners:
Woodturning has become a popular hobby for many people. Today, professional craftspeople
and ordinary folks alike engage in this activity. There are woodturning kits available for
curious individuals, which are ideal for beginners because they include instructional leaflets.
They also help in achieving that hard-wearing and professional finish.
There are numerous kits available, depending on your wood turning needs.
For instance, if you want to make a bowl, you can purchase a bowl kit. This kit includes specific tools to be used for turning
the wood into a bowl. If you want to make a pen, you can buy the pen kit. For beginners, it is advised to start with small items.
There are many little things you can create from woodturning. Imagine every tiny detail of a wooden object: it might be made by
woodturning. Examples of these include bottle corks, perfume applicator pens, spinning tops, Christmas tree ornaments, and key chains.
The advantage of getting these kits is that you only have to buy the tools required to make a specific object.
You also get to be familiar with the tools, especially if you're still a beginner. It is easier to become gradually
acquainted with every tool than hoard them and then try to figure out what each of them can do.
Woodturning kits also include finishing items, such as abrasives, polish, wax sticks, and colours. Abrasive papers
are used to obtain a smooth surface. Always start with a medium grade and work your way up. Remember not to use steel wool.
Wood turner's lathe polish gives the wooden end product a good seal and finish. Remember that highly porous wood may need
more than one coating. The stick is often applied to the wood as the lathe is turning. Make sure to only apply a thin layer on the surface.
Dyes or colours should be applied on the bare wood prior to finishing.
Always remember to buff the surface with clean cloth to get rid of the dust.
sanding sealers that make your finish look its very best. If you're finishing
open-grain or porous materials, be sure to use a sanding sealer first to
guarantee a smooth, final finish.
This is a
liquid, wax-based polishing cream with small amounts of a very fine abrasive.
It's used to revive dull and tired hard finishes (including varnish, French
polish, lacquer and modern finishes) and remove haze, bloom and water marks. The
burnishing cream will also clean ivory, brass fittings, mother of pearl, and
tortoiseshell . I have seen it recommended in English woodworking magazines
(where it's more commonly known) as a last treatment to glossy finishes to
enhance and even out the shine.
oil is a blend of high quality oils (mostly pure tung oil) that is easy to apply
and maintain. The durable and natural finish is resistant to water, heat,
alcohol and food acids, so it's ideal for kitchens and bathrooms, and other
areas in which wood surfaces get daily use. The sheen of the oil finish enhances
the natural colour and beauty of the wood. It is very similar to tung oil, but
the addition of resin dryers brings the drying time down to about 5 hours. This
is an easy way to get a great oil finish.
Wood turner's Wax Finishing Stick:
This is just the thing to use to get a durable gloss with no muss or fuss.
It goes on smoothly and won't scratch even the softest woods. Based on Carnauba
Wax, a wonderful, natural finishing wax. Can be applied on the lathe, on bare,
sealed wood or after a coat of Wood turners Lathe Polish. All you do is hold the
stick against the work as it turns and the pressure and friction will melt and
force the hard wax into the pores of the work, giving a great finish. Buff to
final sheen using a safety cloth.
Wood turner's Lathe Polish:
shellac-based finish is designed to be rubbed into lathe work while the wood is
still turning on the lathe! (Use a safety cloth.) It seals and finishes in one
easy step. The polish can be used as a finish in itself, but most people follow
up with a carnauba-based Woodturning Stick for a final sheen. Note: this polish
is mostly shellac. Many wood turners use the pre-mixed pale blond shellac
instead, which works as well but with a slightly different look.
easiest way to get that traditional look on a piece of wood is to use a
traditional finish. Beeswax paste has been popular for centuries as a wood
nourishing and protector so it is an extremely traditional finish for absorbent
woods such as unsealed pine and oak. Beeswax paste finish is an easy-to-use
mixture of pure beeswax and pure turpentine. Three colours are available.
Wood turner's Safety Cloth:
Applying finishes, wax, and buffing on a lathe has always been a quick way to
get a great finish. However, with regular cotton buffing cloths, there is always
a danger of a thread being caught in the mechanism and trapping your fingers or
hand. This safety cloth has the characteristics of a fine buffing cloth, but is
especially made so that it tears very easily should it get caught in the chuck
or in other moving parts. Use this cloth to apply colour, apply most finishes or
buff wood while it's still turning on the lathe. Regular cotton buffing cloths
are just not worth risking an accident.
Note: You can view a
bigger version of the wood turned items by placing your mouse curser on the
image and click. A new window will open with the larger image. When finished
viewing, just close the window and come back here to view the others.
Colour and markings may differ in
appearance slightly in your finished turning from the one's shown in the photo's
depending on wood used at the time they are turned. Each item is handcrafted
individually, so slight variances should be expected especially if ordering more
than one item. The sizes listed are approximate. They may be a couple of
millimetres taller, longer, wider or little shorter, etc.
Commissioned works - Why not have that special one off piece crafted by a
professional. I am available to make commissioned pieces for any special occasion, to your requirements . To discuss your requirements contact