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Rhodium Cigar Pen with Aqua Acrylic

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Project by JohnGreco posted 05-10-2011 02:59 AM 855 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
Rhodium Cigar Pen with Aqua Acrylic
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This is one of those pieces that pictures will never do it justice. When I got the Aqua acrylic blank, I couldn’t wait to pair it up with something really nice. I had a rhodium cigar pen kit on hand and think the two are a great fit.

The acrylic wanted to chip out a bit on the lathe while I was roughing it but once it was round there were really no problems. Sanded down to 12,000 grit and polished, there is a luster and shimmer that just has to be seen to believe. I definitely see a few more of these finding their way into my lineup.

Thanks for looking :)

-- John





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RomDodd

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#1 posted 05-11-2011 05:35 PM

Very cool looking pen. Great combo.

-- Romney

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#2 posted 05-11-2011 06:04 PM

Nice looking pen. Have you tried Corion counter material. It is my favorite material for cigar pens.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#3 posted 05-12-2011 01:41 PM

Very nice!

-- christopheralan http://www.projectwoodworks.com

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#4 posted 05-12-2011 04:48 PM

Thanks!

Wayne- I haven’t tried Corian yet, does it turn similar to true-stone?

-- John

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WayneC

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#5 posted 05-12-2011 04:51 PM

I’ve not tried true-stone. It does cut well similar to wood, though it can be a bit brittle. If your using the 1/2 material to make slimlines the blanks can be difficult to drill because of blow-out.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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JohnGreco

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#6 posted 05-12-2011 05:05 PM

Well I guess i’ll need to keep an eye out on CL for somebody getting rid of some :) Thanks!

-- John

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WayneC

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#7 posted 05-12-2011 05:35 PM

Ebay is a good place to find a few pre-cut blanks, though it is much cheaper to get scraps from CL or a cabinet shop.

Some examples These are good for making slimlines (1/2”)

http://cgi.ebay.com/Mostly-Corian-30-Pen-Blanks-10-Colors-3-Pcs-ea-Color-/250816605188?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a65d5ac04

Some 3/4 stock for larger pens. This was glued up.
http://cgi.ebay.com/CORIAN-Turning-Stock-Red-White-Blue-3-4-Fat-Pen-Blanks-/310197788241?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item48393a9e51

I did not see any normal 3/4 when I looked today other than some white sheets. There is more color selection with the 1/2 inch but it is more difficult to drill and in many cases is too small for the style of pen.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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