Monday, June 6, 2011

6/3/2011 Two Pens

So on Friday, I got home from work had a pen already started on the lathe.

I had to hurry up and get this finished cause i had a new pen to work on. IT did nto take very long but i go it done.

So there is the completed acrylic pen. Now that the old one is finished i get to start the new one.
This is my first circuit board pen. The Nice thing about this pen kit there was no drilling on gluing of the tube, you just put the bushings on the mandrel and then then pen blank and your ready to go.

So I started turning the pen. first I notice that this does not turn like an acrylic blank. I was getting pot marks in the blank. It seems that this blank is a lot softer than acrylic. I backed off on how much I was taking off. At one point I did get a nice long ribbon to come off the tool. that was awesome.

Well when I got it all truned down and sanded there was only one pot mark left, which was very very tiny.

Well here is the completed pen.


1 comment:

  1. I just bought one of those circuit board pens. Can't wait to make it. I'll try to do as good of job. I'll post it here if thats ok.