Some new Cigars

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Project by Seer posted 10-20-2010 05:49 PM 1407 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Some new cigars pens made from bowling ball acrylics and I know I have shown a couple of them here but these are new and sold. I used a Gold TI kit so they will last and the copper/brown ones actually look like granite. Enjoy


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#1 posted 10-20-2010 06:25 PM

Very cool. I’ve been interested in turning but only thought about wood. How are acrylics in comparison?

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#2 posted 10-20-2010 07:00 PM

Great looking pens!
Bowling ball acrylics? I would of never thought of cutting up a bowling ball for pen blanks. They look great! Keep it up!

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#3 posted 10-20-2010 11:16 PM

Acrylics turn easy but you need sharp tools and they polish up real nice. I still prefer wood but they are no problem for me.


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#4 posted 10-23-2010 01:43 AM

Seer, these are great looking pens. I’ve turned some man made material in the past and these bowling ball pens intrique me. Where do you get old bowling balls? I’m assuming you’re not buying new bowling balls and cutting them up. BTW, how DO you cut them up?
In any case, very nice work. Thanks for sharing.

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#5 posted 10-23-2010 01:45 AM

PUrrrrrrrrrrrrrr D

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#6 posted 10-23-2010 02:44 PM

Well since my bandsaw does not have a riser I have this little Ryobi Battery powered circular saw that I use and cut as deep as I can all the way around the ball. I then use a small nail prybar and a 3lb sledge to break it aprt sometimes I am lucky and it breaks in half other times not so lucky. These balls are some of the newer type of balls that have no filler and are solid material through to the weight in the middle. Messy, stinks, dirty and fun but did I mention MESSY :-p.


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