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dennis wake31/03/2011 22:59:17
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hi All
here is my first 2 tryes at making corian pens.


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BillW01/04/2011 09:32:21
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Very nice Dennis, did you enjoy turning them.
What chisel did you use, I wasn't comfortable with the skew and used a fingernail gouge on it's side, a bit more like the metal turning days.
 
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Wolfie01/04/2011 10:28:20
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very nice job Dennis well done. I haven't tried using corian yet but may give it a go soon.
cheers Ian
Simon Reeves01/04/2011 12:41:17
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These look really good Dennis. Did you have any problems drilling?
 
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dennis wake01/04/2011 17:26:59
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hi Bill, Ian ans Simon
thank you for your comments. yes Bill i did enjoy turning them. the chisel that i found to be the best to turn the corian was the skew chisel. give it a go Ian you will definitely enjoy the end product. the photos are not that good they don't show the core of that well.
Simon the corian drilled rather easy considering. i got a cobalt drill from work and just took small cuts and allowed the swaf to go away from the drill. the only thing i found was that the corian was only 12 mm square and drifted off ( not that much that i cannot use the blank).
i got the corian from ebay and didn't pay that much for it. after turning it down to the finished size i sanded it with 400 wet/dry with a drop of brasso then worked up to 1200 wet/dry and finished of polishing it with a clean cloth.
dennis
Alan T.01/04/2011 19:07:56
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Nice pair you have there Dennis. Well done. What glue did you use? Cheers Alan T.
paul johnson 201/04/2011 19:22:02
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as alway's Dennis first class, i dont wont to sound dull is corian a wood
 
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dennis wake01/04/2011 19:31:12
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hi Alan and Paul
thank you both. i used supper glue for them and Paul no it is a form of acrylic i think the sort that they use for kitchen worktops.
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BillW01/04/2011 19:34:23
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Corian is made by DuPont for kitchen worktops.
From what I have read it is not available to the general public and they make a special adhesive, (bonding agent) again not freely available, you can glue it with epoxy.
As far as I can gather it has mainly been available in 12mm thickness.
 
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dennis wake01/04/2011 22:56:01
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hi All
and i had to go back in to the shed and make 2 more pens for mothers day. here is photos of them as well as them all together.



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steve h02/04/2011 08:57:29
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Lovley work Dennis!
Simon Reeves02/04/2011 09:43:38
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Blimey Dennis - no stopping you now . These all look really good.
 
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BillW02/04/2011 14:46:03
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This is mass production Dennis, going off the thread on costing you should be able to charge less
 
Excellent work from you as usual.
 
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dennis wake02/04/2011 16:33:15
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hi Bill
if i was to sell the pens at the material cost x3+15% equation that i said they would sell for £10 this is a reasonable price for a hand crafted pen what do you think.
dennis
BillW02/04/2011 16:54:50
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Without a doubt Dennis but I appreciate craftsmanship, not everyone does or maybe they don't realise what goes into hand crafted articles.
 
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