hair pin turns...

get it? cause I turned another hair pin/stick...oh well, lame humor I know...so today from the woodshop I finished turning some blanks I setup on Friday. I had four, but the zebrawood blank was probably a bit on the dry side and blew apart when I was using the skew to smooth it out. The skew is definitely your friend, but friends can sometimes be a mixed blessing. It is probably the single most devastating gouge in the collection, but can really give a great finish if it's not being temperamental that day...today it did not like the zebrawood....but it did like the following:

from left to right: Yellowheart/Walnut slimline, Basswood/Walnut/Bloodwood slimline, Aromatic Cedar Slimline, Oak Hair Stick