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D_Allen

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03-04-2012 05:36 PM

From time to time I turn pens that use plastics. They turn out great and sometimes I think I should post pictures of them. But being as they do not contain wood at all, I do not.
I have seen other posts that show acrylic pens. I suppose I could turn a wood one and show them both, but that seems unethical.
Perhaps a section on pen turning with relaxed rules would be considered!
Posting such things in the non-shop talk section would be an abhorrent waste of time, IMHO! :-)

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#1 posted 03-04-2012 05:41 PM

I’ve posted acrylics before and had them removed. I understand why too, they have nothing to do with lumber. Some of the acrylics that stay show something made of wood in the same post. Maybe try that?

-- LAS, http://www.abettersign.com

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#2 posted 03-04-2012 05:44 PM

You worry too much. As long as it is close, it will do. Life is too short to worry about those intrigate details.
We are no know pen turner uses varing materials from time to time.

-- I'll be a woodworker when I grow up. HHHOPKS

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#3 posted 03-04-2012 05:48 PM

Have you tried www.acrylicjocks.com

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#4 posted 03-04-2012 05:50 PM

maybe start a
‘pens of my dreams’ blog

you never know

it might run
for the rest of the century

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#5 posted 03-04-2012 05:50 PM

I just did a scan of the projects tagged with “Pen” and there are quite a few acrylics there.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#6 posted 03-04-2012 05:55 PM

Post away…what is the worst that could happen?

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hhhopks

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#7 posted 03-04-2012 05:57 PM

Wow, I didn’t know big brother is watching.

-- I'll be a woodworker when I grow up. HHHOPKS

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#8 posted 03-04-2012 06:11 PM

Your solution is simple… Make one pen from some exotic wood and feature it. Just surround it with your beautiful acrylic pens.

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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#9 posted 03-04-2012 06:13 PM

”www.acrylicjocks.com” ROFLMAO , Greg ...Good answer : )

D Allen , yes , there are official posting rules , and the chance you take is having your Plastic project deleted.

”Yes, I want to post my finished project that is made of wood If it doesn’t fit the above description (like tool gloats & upgrades, wood gloats, projects in progress etc.),
either blog it or post it in an appropriate forum. Otherwise it will be removed.”

I have seen some beautiful Acrylics posted here and commented on them as well : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#10 posted 03-04-2012 06:53 PM

Just show them, They were made with wood working tools.

-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse

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#11 posted 03-06-2012 01:24 AM

No, no…I won’t ask that the rules be changed or exceptions made.
I’ll just show you the wood one I remade recently. I say remade because I had previously used these blanks with some black titanium hardware and the hardware didn’t go well with the dark bocote wood and the previous shape did no suit me.
So, I took it apart, reshaped the blanks to the standard ho-hum design and used chrome hardware.
It looks better now and the finish is better. I was doing some reading on the CA finish and took some suggestions to let the blanks sit for a while before sanding them because the finish needed time to cure. It worked out much better in that I did not get any of the occasional dull spots.
Problem now is that I can’t seem to sell any of these pens and worst yet, I can’t seem to stop making them.
I suppose there are worse things that could happen!

-- Website is finally up and running....www.woodandwrite.com

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#12 posted 03-06-2012 02:56 AM

Are you using Accelerator on the CA glue finish ?

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D_Allen

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#13 posted 03-06-2012 12:30 PM

Dusty, yes I am using accelerator. However, the issues I had with dull spots were showing up before using it and since using it. I have only once had a problem with the accelerator and that was expected when I pushed the plunger too slow and it basically spit on the wood instead of atomizing the spray. Other things that may have caused the dull spots are touching the blank with my fingers instead of a rag, using too few coats of CA and then sanding too much, or trying to touch up an area after it was polished. Also, I now have a much leaner sanding regiment that saves time and gives better results.

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#14 posted 03-06-2012 09:32 PM

The reason I asked was that just about two weeks ago , a friend told me to use accelerator in a pump bottle instead of an aerosol spray , for the same reason you described. Just wondering which type you had used.
He does all of his pens with the CA glue finish now.

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#15 posted 03-07-2012 12:11 AM

Actually, I use 2 different ones.
I recently bought a 2 oz Stick fast pump sprayer and I also use some stuff the misses used to use on her nails.
She has since switched to a UV light cure method and did not need this bottle of accelerator. Works just as well as the other stuff but was more expensive.

-- Website is finally up and running....www.woodandwrite.com

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