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Old 09-12-2017, 11:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default Blue Rhinoplastic Gun Metal Atrax

I am such a hack..one day I will make something original.

I did use the Jr Gent II bushings and all fit very well.
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Now that is blue! Very nice with a variation of the plain straight blank.
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Nice job, Tony. How do you like the Atrax kits?
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Like the dark blue and silver. Nice pen.


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I like the Atrax. I have found the gun metal finish to wear a bit, possibly from my hand oils. But the price is right and the busings and drill dimensions are common. They sell well despite the non postable cap.
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Go easy on yourself Tony, a lot of us "hacks" are just fine with turning standard kit pens. I like it, and rarely post the cap anyhow. I feel it throws the balance off, at least in my smallish hand. I'm also a sucker for blues.

How did you like turning the blank? I found Rhinoplastic to both turn and polish well, and prefer them over Alumilite for the shine you can get - which is why I prefer PR to Alumilite in general. It chipped a bit until I got it round then peeled off in nice long ribbons that made a huge mess, just the way I like.
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Very true..I am just happy turning the kitted pens, but do respect and appreciate the work of the kitless folks. I like SOYP because it gives me ideas as to what combinations I would like to try. Rhino, Acrylesyer, inlace and the home-made hybrid blanks motivated to learn to use a skew and use a sanding jig. I love these materials and I think it has been 2.5 year since I have has a blow-out. They take on a beautiful "scratch-free" shine easily. I love the stuff. Of all that I turn, and sell, and what to keep for myself, it would would be inlace/Acrylester. I can use carbide, but not as quickly.
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^ Agreed! Blue and silver are a classic combo. I also prefer the look and feel of a non postable pen.
I'll have to get a few Atrax.
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Thank you. It is hard to tell from the pics; it is what Berea calls gun metal. I also use chrome/"silver" which I would have preferred for this (to add some light), but I only had a gun metal Atraxes left in RBs.
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The Atrax platform is pretty much my go-to for FPs and RBs. I prefer the chrome. It is nice quality and reasonably priced. Exoticblanks also sells a postable finial for it for around $3.50 IIRC for customers that prefer that option.

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