The video I released today was very elementary, but it served two important purposes.
1. I was able to repurpose some scrap material.
2. I made room in my shop for other things and now have pen blanks ready to go.
I used two cuts to achieve this. I used a rip cut and a cross cut. I ripped my rough scraps down to 3/4″, then I cross cut each of those pieces into 6″ strips. Doing this allowed me to have a wider variety of pen blanks on hand, as well as this allowed me to store those scraps, now pen blanks with my other turning blanks instead of around the shop.
There isn’t a whole lot to this week’s video as there isn’t much to it, but it was an important and necessary project for the functionality of my shop. While I understand that not everyone is a pen turner, or turner at all, scraps can be used for a wide variety of projects, you just have to figure out what works for you.
As always, feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, and/or suggestions.