A new aventure

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On thursday I’ve deceided to try making acrylic’s pens

These are my three first attempts

I like the colors but I hate the odor when I turn on the lathe

Sanding 400 and 600 and three coats of wax

I have 15 another to make this week end

Comments welcome

Thanks for looking

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#1 posted 11-10-2012 12:23 AM

sounds like a good weekend…nice looking pens…

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#2 posted 11-10-2012 04:18 AM

The colors are striking.

Good luck with the other fifteen and enjoy the smell :)

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#3 posted 11-10-2012 11:56 AM

I agree with you 100%. Acrylics are nice, but, wow, they stink. These look very good Jack

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#4 posted 11-10-2012 01:29 PM

They look great! Acrylics really go pretty fast especially when you get into a rhythm. :)

-- "Keep thy airspeed up, lest the earth come from below and smite thee." - William Kershner

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#5 posted 11-11-2012 07:47 AM

Diggerjacks you might want to try using micro mesh after you sand to 600 grit. Micro mesh starts at 1200 grit and ends at 12000 grit and you would be amazed at the difference when done. When you start with the mesh you wet sand the whole process and I like to finish it with plastic polish.

-- Vince

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#6 posted 11-11-2012 06:34 PM

Well done, Jack. It was worth it to try acrylic. How about wearing a chemical mask while turning acrylic so the smell won’t bother you?

Congrats! Another great type of pens in your arsenal.



-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. --

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