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Project by DonR posted 05-19-2014 02:08 PM 905 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.





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Pieter

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#1 posted 05-19-2014 03:01 PM

Great idea, I like it; and gee I like the looks of the pen.

Pieter

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#2 posted 05-19-2014 06:25 PM

That’s a new one to try out someday! Great thinking!! I too like the look!!!

-- (the only thing in there she says is....tap on head..........tap..........tap..... saw dust) - James www.etsy.com/shop/ZionsWoodnCrafts

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#3 posted 05-19-2014 07:07 PM

Darn I double posted my own comment and can’t find a delete! oh well

-- 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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#4 posted 05-19-2014 07:41 PM

Thanks, I am really happy with the outcome and how the layers almost give it a wood grain look.

-- 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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