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Old 02-20-2019, 08:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Thought I would try this different braiding on a couple pens. The gear Shift kit is one I owed a friend for some time and is a chrome kit with black highlights. The Zen is a black chrome kit.

The braiding is stainless steel and brass interwoven. It looks pretty cool in person. It was cast in Silmar41 resin. Thanks for looking.
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Beautiful colors and - Your finishes are always exquisite. A few people have that ability and you most certainly do.
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You have a lot of patience to be able to braid those together!
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You have a lot of patience to be able to braid those together!
Its one over two under and then two over and one under. I think
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Awesome pen.
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Very nice. I haven't had the best of luck casting braid in PR. Got a trick you use?

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Very nice. I haven't had the best of luck casting braid in PR. Got a trick you use?

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Not really. I have always followed the same methods that were talked about when braiding first hit the scene here many years ago. I think the key is twofold. One is to warm the resin before adding the accelerant and the second is definitely use a pressure pot. As I said I have been using Silmar for all time I have been casting. Have done some epoxy resin casting but save that for things like watch parts.I use between 4 and 5 drops per ounce after I warm the resin. This makes the resin thinner and has way less bubbles. I then put in pressure pot at about 50lbs. I did forget to mention that I adhere the braiding to the tube using the same resin but do not thin it. Maybe that is a trick not sure because I never did it any other way. I learned alot of this from CaptG. Hope it helps and thanks for the kind words.I am sure to add this braiding to the list of braidings I use.
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Yeah, I've never cast PR in a pressure pot, only epoxies. I do like PR though, and I've been planning on trying it in a pressure pot. Thanks.

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Yeah, I've never cast PR in a pressure pot, only epoxies. I do like PR though, and I've been planning on trying it in a pressure pot. Thanks.

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Well that could be your answer. I think PR resin needs pressure more than epoxy. I have cast epoxy without pressure as an experiment and that stuff came out great either way. I just do not take a chance being I have a pressure pot set up. Good luck.
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