|Project by DonR||posted 05-19-2014 02:08 PM||905 views||2 times favorited||4 comments|
I had a crazy idea this weekend, I figured Newspaper is made of wood pulp, I should be able to find a way to make it back into a turnable blank of some kind.
after a few different failed experiments I set a 7mm brass tube on the lathe and using long strips of newspaper and constantly applying CA glue as I wrapped it. I was using a piece of steel round stock to keep the paper tensioned and kept a ‘puddle’ of CA in the crevice between the roll and the sheet. took about 15 – 20 minutes to make a pen blank.
-- Don Riney, Arlington TX, --- Using a lathe involves breaking years and years of training and sticking a sharp piece of metal into rotating machinery.