Re: turning pens on a Taig?
> You may want to check Berea and Craft Supplies USAmany pen turners
> their kits are a `cut above' Penn State's. YMMV.Arizona Sihloette(sp) is also a great place to do business for kits
and wood, and Bill is a great guy to boot. Lots of stabelized stuff.
If you haven't yet, check out the yahoo penturners group, or the IAP
Paul in OKC
- I would like to thank everyone for the information. I will coming
home for R&R in a week. The plan is to have all the tools and
materials ready for my 12 days at home with the family. I also bought
some brass for a small cannon kit.
I have other larger lathes, but the Taig will continue to be used for
a long time to come.
- Works good -- I also turn bowls, etc in the smaller sizes. PSI
sells a taig as a pen lathe. Bonnie Kline sells a variant of the
I just got two berea mandrels (nominal 7mm and nominal 8 mm) from
Bear tooth woods for collets chucks. The 7mm is really about D stock
or 0.246. The 8 mm fits into a 5/16 collet chuck. Use the live
center in the tail stock.
Mandrels are also available from Penn State Industries, Berea,
Arizona Silloutte, or Craft USA with a 1/4 by 28 thread. Drill and
tap a 3/4 by 16 spare or get the 3/4 by 16 drive head from PSI.
I have drilled blanks in the taig with a chuck but the drill press is
There is an active penturning group on Yahoo and the penturner.org
site has a load of information too.
Ken in Juneau