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Forum topic by 3285jeff posted 12-14-2014 04:54 PM 717 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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3285jeff

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12-14-2014 04:54 PM

This is my first attempt at making an acrtlic pen;;I would like to make the stars and stripes;;;could anyone give me some advice on how to glue the ends together and what type of glue should I use;;;thank you


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#1 posted 12-14-2014 04:59 PM

Use epoxy. Everything else will break. I have dabbled a bit in resin and epoxy is the only thing I have found that works 100% of the time.

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

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#2 posted 12-14-2014 05:24 PM

Can you tell me what type;;like maybe the 2 part and do you need to clamp them

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#3 posted 12-15-2014 01:26 AM

I use 5 minute epoxy – usually system 3 brand. If your blanks are even a bit translucent, colour both the tubes and the inside of the blanks. You can tint the epoxy, too, but if you do both the tube and the blank, it really isn’t necessary.

-- Grant Wilkinson, Ottawa ON

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#4 posted 12-15-2014 01:51 AM

Epoxy is the way to go. I have seen acrylic super glue pens break apart

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#5 posted 12-30-2014 03:14 AM

Well I completed my first acrylic pen turning tonight;; it is a bolt action pen with stars and stripes;;;here is a picture;;;thank everyone for your advice;

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#6 posted 12-30-2014 05:59 AM

I made a bolt action a few weeks ago-they are a fun pen kit.Yours looks great.

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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