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Old 03-18-2019, 09:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default Alumilite, Copper, and Aluminum mix

Tried my hand at a bigger section of aluminum, there are also thin strips of copper on each end of the aluminum. Then I used a cut off of some alumilite I had laying around. I just use one of my old carbide bits for my chisel when cutting the metals.
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Old 03-18-2019, 09:59 AM   #2 (permalink)
 
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Very cool! I like how the segmenting complements the kit, not just the blank. It really brings it all together in my opinion.
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Good vision, and it worked out well.
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Good vision, and it worked out well.
I thought the copper was going to be a bit more visible but it still came out nice.
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Very nice, indeed !!! ...

I believe that is a Vertex kit, but which one please ?
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I believe that is a Vertex kit, but which one please ?
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Good vision, and it worked out well.
I thought the copper was going to be a bit more visible but it still came out nice.
I think you did the right thing. Sometimes just a touch is all that is needed to accentuate.
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Splendid Pen Kyle,
Glorious Segmented Blank.
I take it that the Copper and Aluminium are well covered with CA, or a non porous medium, so that galvanic corrosion will not erode the Aluminium?
Excellent Choice of Hardware.
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Splendid Pen Kyle,
Glorious Segmented Blank.
I take it that the Copper and Aluminium are well covered with CA, or a non porous medium, so that galvanic corrosion will not erode the Aluminium?
Excellent Choice of Hardware.
Thanks for posting,
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I haven't covered this one, as I have several other pens that are raw aluminum and haven't had an issue. I have a Karas Kustoms Bolt G2 which is all raw aluminum and used in the automotive shop world for several years and never had an issue. Though I did polish it a couple times just due to wear and tear of scratches. But I do live in AZ where it is extremely dry and not a lot of moisture in the air. I'll keep and eye on it though, thanks for the heads up.
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Tried my hand at a bigger section of aluminum, there are also thin strips of copper on each end of the aluminum. Then I used a cut off of some alumilite I had laying around. I just use one of my old carbide bits for my chisel when cutting the metals.


Great looking pen! So not sure how it will react here, but copper and aluminum are not galvanically compatible. Essentially you end up with a battery if those 2 metals come in contact with each other and a bit of moisture. If you notice corrosion or color changing at some point where those metals meet, thatís your culprit!


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