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BillW18/11/2011 17:27:20
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A pen for my Wife's Birthday.
 
I pulled out all the stops to get this as near perfect as I could.
Had to make the bushing for the centre.
The usual finish (micro mesh) but took longer on each finer pad then used Micro-Gloss.
 
She's happy.
 
Bill.
daveO18/11/2011 17:32:52
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very nice bill sure she will like it - i must get into turning one of thse days
dave
Gerrybhoy18/11/2011 19:37:12
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Lovely pen Bill.
 
I'm sure it'll be very much appreciated.
 
Gerry
Simon Reeves19/11/2011 14:12:04
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Nice one Bill - looks pretty perfect to me. The material looks very similar to the pearlescent acrylic I often use, but I guess that it's Corian?
 
Simon
dennis wake19/11/2011 22:24:06
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hi Bill
now that is a verry good corian pen you have made. did you find it hard to get the drill to go down the center, i had truble at first with my blanks. then i got a tungsten carbide drill from work and that did it with mor acurat results.
glad that she is happy.
dennis
Les Hetherington20/11/2011 09:56:28
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Your wife will be well happy with that Bill, perfect timeing for her to test it out on a few christmas cards i think.
BillW20/11/2011 14:43:36
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Oh my Bad, a typo in the title, I should be put up against a wall and shot .

Thanks all, she particularly likes Turquoise and it matches her new glasses, how many Brownie points is that ?.

Yes it is Corian Simon, the photo doesn't do the finish justice, I was very pleased with it.

Interesting point Dennis about drilling Corian, I used a Colt drill in the tail stock on about 550rpm in the lathe, it drilled a lot better than what I had done previously using the bench drill ,,,,,, it had to, I only had about 0.5mm each side for the centre band.


I've turned Corian before as you all know but for some reason this didn't want to turn nicely with the skew (yes re-sharpened) ended up using a square ended scraper at a slight angle, like a slicing or leading cut.


Bill.
dennis wake20/11/2011 14:53:37
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hi Bill
when turning corian and the acrylics i use a skew chisel as i think you have got more control over it . it seems to take smaller shavings of and not chip it out as dose the spindle gouge.
dennis

Edited By dennis wake on 20/11/2011 14:56:48

Edited By dennis wake on 20/11/2011 14:57:29

paul wagstaffe20/11/2011 16:00:08
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How do you guy's make such beautiful objects, I have more chance of stopping dog's peeing up tree's than making anything like that. Never mind, back to my door wedges and chopping blocks.
 
Paul Wagstaffe
sad sam20/11/2011 20:43:14
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hi bill
well done are you going to finish it as a set for christmas the fountain pen and pencil now that would be some set
Derek Lane20/11/2011 21:15:27
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Don't know how I missed this Bill Good looking pen Corian does turn easy and also nice to get a good finish. That is the only problem with corian because of the small size is drilling down the centre like ypu I drill on the lathe. You know me I am only a beginner at this
BillW20/11/2011 23:17:56
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Thanks Sadsam, that's the difficult one, finding matching sets of pen, pencil and fountain pen, after Richards post of jewellery I had thought of ear rings but maybe Corian would be to heavy .

Derek, we all miss a post now and then, no problem, ha ha ha, only a beginner, your one of the many turners I look up to, not just with turning.

Bill.
Derek Lane21/11/2011 01:15:01
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Thank you for the compliment Bill but there are many out there better than I. I learnt alot off of the various forums that I visit we all never stop learning
Alan T.25/11/2011 13:32:03
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Hello Bill, Super job you have made of that . What metal is the bush made from and was it turned on a metal lathe? Well done anyway. Regards Alan T.
BillW25/11/2011 18:29:39
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Hello Alan and thank you.
 
The bush was made from a "Poly" plastic that is intended for high impact bearings such as swinging arms, it was turned on the wood lathe.
 
I have since found that Corian works very well for bushes and a lot easier to turn to an exact size than the plastic, it is very difficult to take fine cuts on "poly" plastics, you can end up with a furry finish.
 
They don't last as long as steel of course.
 
Bill.

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