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#1 posted 02-16-2012 12:20 AM
That’s a great pen! Thanks for posting!
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#2 posted 02-16-2012 12:54 AM
Thomas. I agree that fruit woods can be incredibly hard and so interesting. I was given a piece of Mulberry burl by my brother. I was very proud of the bowl I turned out of it but I was amazed at how beautiful the wood was and felt guilty that I should have made better use of that piece of wood. I am going to get me a pen mandrel and turn a few pens. Nice work my young physicist. You keep it interesting.
-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.
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#3 posted 02-16-2012 03:49 AM
Plum is some nicely colored wood, indeed. Does the wood maintain its color after finishing?
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#4 posted 02-17-2012 12:11 AM
Great looking pen. Curious about changing the bevel of the carbide insert, did you use diamond to do that?Square or round cutter?I have considered trying to sharpen some that I have but have yet to do it.
-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois
#5 posted 02-17-2012 12:16 AM
Roud cutter, diamond wheel on the Dremel, yep. The corundum wheel was waaay too slow chewing through the carbide. Given their cheap price ($15 for 20 of them on ebay) I didn’t hesitate at all messing around with one. Win.
#6 posted 02-17-2012 12:33 AM
Thanks for the reply.Do you think it was sharper than new after using the diamond wheel?
#7 posted 02-17-2012 12:55 AM
Oh, definately not, mainly because I ground it perpendicularly to the attaching axis… But you can get a decent polish if you spend some time with a coruundum wheel after grinding the bulk with the diamond wheel. I’ll work it again the right way next time ;)
#8 posted 02-17-2012 12:57 AM
Thanks, I will have to give it a try.
#9 posted 02-17-2012 12:58 AM
Indeed, it was a big surprise to see the carbide being ground so easily with the diamond wheel, how to turn cheap metal turning inserts into wood turning inserts!
#10 posted 02-17-2012 10:33 AM
@ AtomJack: so far, the color didn’t change. The CA glue deepened it a bit, of course, but only time will tell.
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#11 posted 06-15-2012 05:19 PM
beau stylo.j ai toujours voulus essayer dans fabriquer 1. je testerais une fois que j aurais plus de temps .
-- jeanmarc manosque france
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