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Old 02-13-2018, 02:43 PM   #11 (permalink)
 
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Looks absolutely great!

Where do you get your aluminum honeycomb?
I purchased mine on eBay https://www.ebay.com/itm/25341177941...m=253411779417
They have many different sizes but I went with the smaller opening of 1/8". They have individual pieces just the right size for the pen molds on the market. They are about $9 with shipping each but you can get at least 20 blanks out of the 10" x 10" block for about $34 including shipping. So huge savings on the blocks.
As I stated above the best way to cut the block is with a diamond blade. I picked up an inexpensive wet saw at Lowe's today, 7" Skill. You should get a clean smooth cut without crushing the honeycomb. I learned from my mistake. I have one of the Harbor Freight Mighty Mite 4" saw with the diamond blade and it worked okay but the 4" blade will not cut all the way through the 1" block of Honeycomb.
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That is really nice work with the honeycomb! I will put up something I did for Fat Tuesday tonite :)
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I missed your original reply to me and just now saw it. Thank you! I will look on eBay.
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Great looking blank & the pen looks fantastic!
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Nice work. Carl
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Thanks for all the great comments, much appreciated.
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