After making pens and bottle stoppers for so long, I guess attention to detail sort of helps. The turning and finishing of acrylic is the same, only the shape is different. Think the hardest part is shining up the inside of the barrel to a nice shine...5/8" is far too small for my fat fingers.
Them bands....yeah, what a pain in the backside those thing are. I made a tenon to put them on for sanding, this is the result of going to 800grit....what more can be done to get the sanding lines out? I guess I could purchase some 1000 and 1500 grit, but the camera would probably still see it.
Blurry photo's isn't really an option for me....I'm somewhat anal about photography(I've been playing with photography for 40yrs now...WOW, that long, now I feel kind of old). If I could turn as well as I can take photo's....I'd be rich(or poor?)!
Scott (my dog just farted) B
Love cutting timber! Can cut any size you want!
Can also dream up some fantastic swirlie combos for that next call!
I sand my bands to 2000 then use some polish to get the rest of the lines out. A buffing system works wonders. Buff with Tripoli then white diamond then finish it off with carnuba wax. They will have a mirror like finish. The bands will turn your buffing pads black so if you use it on wood you will need another set up just for bands. I have three sets of buffing wheels. Two I made with cheap buffing wheels from Home Depot. I recently got the beall buffing system.