Decorative Polyester Round Pen Blanks

Decorative Polyester Round Pen Blanks

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£3.46 - £4.96 (£2.88 - £4.13 Ex. VAT)

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  • Turn your pen kits into unique writing instruments
  • Turn your absorbing hobby to produce very acceptable gifts
  • Blanks are 150 x 20mm
  • 211363 blank is 150 x 25mm

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Turn your pen kits into unique writing instruments which everyone will want. With these spectacular 150 x 20mm pen blanks highly individual designs will emerge as you cut and polish your way to a beautiful barrel in which to mount your pen kit. The Ebony Polyester blank is available with either 20mm(211362) or 25mm(211363) diameter. This is the way to turn your absorbing hobby into very acceptable gifts or exceptionally saleable items, which will 'jump off the shelf' particularly if you fit them into one of the purpose made gift boxes from Axminster. For best results: Drill - on a slow speed, a pillar drill is best, keep the swarf clear and lubricate the cut with water to keep it cool. Lip and spur bits hold centre best but support your blank on a sacrificial board to eliminate untidy break out and careful as you go.Turn - using a scraper or skew chisel on its side with a gentle handle high action. Finish Sand - dry to 400 grit working through the grits - followed by wet sanding using Micro-Mesh abrasives or fine wet and dry abrasive to a high gloss finish. The biggest difficulty you will have is keeping the finished pen!

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Greg Oxenham

9 May 2016

Only masocists need apply

Turning polyester takes patience and nerves of steel. You will be helped if you have very sharp tools and a steady hand.
The problem with Polyester starts when you try drilling it. Its easy to go in, but devilishly hard to come out without cracking the blank. The only safe way I have found is to oversize the pen blank by 1.5cm and drill partially into this extra bit but not through it before chopping it off on the band saw closer to length. You must drill slowly and clear the swarf regularly. These blanks are semi transparent which is dashed inconvenient. I recommend painting the brass barrel close to the colour of the blank to hide it and enhance the vibrancy of the natural colour.

Take very gentle cuts and definitely don't try a pen where the finished thickness of the blank at the bushing is under 1mm because it will shatter without warning. Otherwise they are great!

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