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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
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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Old 02-13-2018, 02:49 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Default Great Looking Pen

That is really nice work with the honeycomb! I will put up something I did for Fat Tuesday tonite :)
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Old 02-15-2018, 09:52 PM   #13 (permalink)
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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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Old 02-16-2018, 03:14 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Great looking blank & the pen looks fantastic!
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Old 02-16-2018, 09:15 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Nice work. Carl
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Old 02-19-2018, 09:08 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Thanks for all the great comments, much appreciated.
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Old 02-27-2018, 06:01 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Cutting honey comb into blanks before casting. What have done is use blue painters tape over where i want to cut top and bottom of the blank before cutting to size on my band saw. i use a 1/4 width 10 TPI regular blade which make a very clean cut.
After casting i will use the same blade to cut to size before drill blank for tube..
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Old 02-27-2018, 08:22 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Great Pen Jerry,
Fantastic Cast Aluminium Honey Comb Blank,
Congratulations, on your First Casting, Well Done.
Excellent Turning, and Finishing.
Love the Appearance of the Honey Comb.
Turn that special piece of Timber you have been keeping.
Enjoy it for its true beauty.
Why leave it for others to enjoy without you?

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