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post #1 of 13 Old 12-25-2009, 08:52 PM Thread Starter
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New pen

Just finished this one. It's a Platinum Rollerball in a Magma blank.









Thanks for looking...
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post #2 of 13 Old 12-25-2009, 09:57 PM
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Wow. Gorgeous.
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post #3 of 13 Old 12-26-2009, 03:45 AM
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Great looking pen. One of these days I will get around to turning things.
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post #4 of 13 Old 12-29-2009, 10:58 AM
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Very nice job!
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post #5 of 13 Old 12-29-2009, 11:07 AM
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Great looking pen. What did you use for a finish?

Nick - once you start you will be hooked. (you've been warned )

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post #6 of 13 Old 12-29-2009, 06:42 PM Thread Starter
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No finish, just buffed.
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Great looking pen. I just turned my first pens this month out of cherry, and looking at the shine on yours I need to work on my finishing.
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You're not going to let anyone get any fingerprints on that pen are you. It's too gorgeous to use. Fantastic job!
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This was actually for myself to use when I start school next week, but I've cast another one that may take it's place. I'll post a pic after I get it turned. It's blue, black and white swirled.
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post #10 of 13 Old 01-05-2010, 09:45 PM
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Very nice. Is that a blank that you cast yourself?

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Yes, it's one of my blanks. I cast all my own.
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post #12 of 13 Old 01-06-2010, 07:32 PM
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Nice pen Plastyk,
What do you use when you cast your blanks? Sounds interesting. One of the guy in our club turns a lot of pens. He did one as part of the demo at our last meeting. He made the blank out of a piece of denim. He used CA glue to glue it to the tube and then wrapped it around three times, saturating it with glue at the same time. It turned out pretty neat. He said he actually tried to glue up a handful of dryer lint, but it didn't stick. I told him it's probably due to the fabric softener. He's going to try it again with some fab.soft. free lint. Pen turners can be a little wierd.
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post #13 of 13 Old 01-07-2010, 04:33 PM Thread Starter
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It's a thermoset resin. I have cast many strange things including denim. Casting is very addictive. Although, it is hazzardous also. Important to take preventitive measures. Always play safe.
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