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fountain pen & rollerball set

I had a couple of pieces of blue & purple acetate sitting in the drawer, finally decided that I'd make a fountain pen and rollerball set from them. The kit is "Olympian" from PennState.
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Those look fantastic. I've never turned the acryllic blanks but you obviously have it mastered. Awesome work.

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I too have never turned an acrylic. I always thought they just looked like cheap plastic. This one looks incredible!!!! Once I get my polishing system done, I plan to try an acrylic. I hope mine turns out half as nice!!

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Thanks gents

For finishing, I first wet sand with a piece of 400 grit backed with a flat piece of wood (a scrap of 3/4 plywood works well) to make sure any ridges from the tools are gone. Then use Micromesh sponge pads up through the 9 levels of grit.

I always sand up & down the length of the barrel with a grit before washing off the slurry and moving on to the next grade (as one would finishing any other pen).

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this kit and the apollo are fun kits nice job on this set
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