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Blog entry by DonR posted 07-10-2011 12:30 AM 1103 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been off for a while, playing in the shop.. learning to turn pens. Lot’s of fun pens. as well as all the other stuff I turn. but it leaves an awe-full lot f dust and shavings.

So it happens that I got a Dust Deputy for my shop vac and was cleaning all of said shavings today and thought.. hmm I wonder itf I can cast all of this into polyester and create a pen blank from my turning trash??

I will be trying it here shortly and will post my results!

-- Don Riney, Arlington TX, --- Using a lathe involves breaking years and years of training and sticking a sharp piece of metal into rotating machinery.



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#1 posted 07-10-2011 01:54 PM

Look forward to seeing the results. I have been interested in casting blanks but never tried.
I hope it works.

-- If I had only known, I would have been a locksmith. - Albert Einstein

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#2 posted 02-15-2012 09:24 PM

well this took much longer to cure than expected and holy S**t was it hard using the polyester casting resin.

-- Don Riney, Arlington TX, --- Using a lathe involves breaking years and years of training and sticking a sharp piece of metal into rotating machinery.

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#3 posted 02-15-2012 09:29 PM

-- Don Riney, Arlington TX, --- Using a lathe involves breaking years and years of training and sticking a sharp piece of metal into rotating machinery.

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