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First "turned" pen

10-05-2014 10:16 PM by Dan Lyke | 3 comments »

Greg at Oregon Burls posted a Facebook “person to guess closest to the weight of this burl gets a couple of pen blanks” entry. So I assumed a spherical lump of uniform density, did a little ¾πr<sup>3</sup> action, and nailed it. But I don’t have a lathe, nor did I invest in the fancy long drill bit, so this is a jig to rotate the block on the milling machine, some sanding, and the guts from a mechanical pencil. Got a few measurements hilariously wrong, but I think I kind of like it overall…

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