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First Resin Pen

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Project by Mike posted 01-16-2011 11:37 PM 844 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So this is my first resin pen. The blank was made as a test from a friend all the way across the world in Australia who makes resin jewelry and bowls. He had never heard of resin being used to make pens and decided to make me three blanks and send them over the pond so I could see if they would work. After turning the blank I sanded from 120 to 320 to 0000 steel wool and finally to 400 grit wet / dry paper. I absolutely love the outcome and he is now looking for me to test the two other formulas. I am trying to convince him to sell the blanks so you might see them on the internet soon.

-- look Ma! I still got all eleven of my fingers! - http://www.termitecrafts.com





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grub32

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#1 posted 01-16-2011 11:43 PM

Looks pretty good…if you really want it to shine, micro mesh all the way to 12000 and it will reflect light like glass…I do it on all my pens and you can see the prods on my YouTube page on my decal pen and my ca finish.

Youtube.com/grub32

Best of luck and have fun,

Grub

-- Science Teacher by Day, Wood Butcher by Night!!

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Mike

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#2 posted 01-17-2011 12:17 AM

Grub,

If I can find micro mesh locally I will give it a shot. Do they carry it at Lowes? Also, I have a pen I will be making that needs a decal and I haven’t ever place a decal on a pen before. Anything I should watch out for?

EDIT

Hey Grub. I actually watched your video way back when I got my lathe. I use your CA application method on my wood pens and it works great. I am thinking that I need to see about getting higher grit counts into play on my projects.

-- look Ma! I still got all eleven of my fingers! - http://www.termitecrafts.com

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grub32

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#3 posted 01-17-2011 01:38 AM

You can get up to about 1500 grit wet/dry sand paper locally I would bet. Woodcraft carries the micro mesh that I use. Decals are easy, just a few extra steps to the finish but will be a snap if you can do the ca finish.

If you have any questions, feel free to email me,

Grub

-- Science Teacher by Day, Wood Butcher by Night!!

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