|Project by MarkWilk||posted 11-13-2007 12:01 AM||1255 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
So, I took some advice and benefited from a free Corian pen blank and crafted by first Corian pen. It’s faux granite on a gun metal Funline pen from PSI. I like the color scheme of this combination.
I used a small gouge to bring the blank down to just proud of the bushings, then polished with Micro Mesh past 12000. I didn’t even have to add a finish. It just gleams and has a wonderful smooth feel.
The only drawback is that the Corian is murder on your tool edges and the dust is so fine that it gets everywhere. That goodness for a respirator because I don’t think its very healthy to ingest.
Now, I just need to figure out how to find more blanks on the cheap!
The other pen in Redwood used a copper finish Funline kit. These will make great gifts for my nieces.
-- Mark, Florida, http://penturner.wordpress.com/