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    Pine Cones

    I got my hands on some pine cones this week...can't wait to get one on the lathe and make a few pens. The smallest cone is 10.5 inches and the longest is 15.5.

    I'll try to get the results up as soon as I can!
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    Man, those are some big pine cones. Looking forward to seeing the finished results.

    And welcome to the forum, Mason. Always good to add another turner to the group here. (Helps keep those flatworkers nervous.)
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    Welcome and can't wait to see the finished product. I made one using almost a large bottle of thick CA. I don't think that was the correct method. I tried the Midwax wood hardener and had no luck with that. I'm not set up for casting.

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    Welcome Mason to the FWW and dont forget we really like pictures
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    Hi Mason
    Looking forward to results.
    Do those big pine cones come from your area?
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    Nope, I wish! I ordered them from some people in Utah.

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    Looking forward to your pictures and method as to how you prepare a pine cone for turning. Never tried anything like that yet.
    Ron from Lewisburg, TN

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    Cones

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason Kuettel View Post
    I got my hands on some pine cones this week...can't wait to get one on the lathe and make a few pens. The smallest cone is 10.5 inches and the longest is 15.5.

    I'll try to get the results up as soon as I can!
    Do you stabilize them first or spin them as found?
    Husband and Daddy is my primary job, the other thing I do is for money.
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    Only done a couple of pine cone pens. One I tried the wood hardener route and it worked OK but still required a good bit of CA in the end. My best results have come with lots of CA and lots of patience (im not real good at the second part, though).

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    Mason i dont see know completed pine cone pics are they hiding or are they very tiny. Be aware Don is on the prowl and he being the sherif and picture police is likely to catch you.
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