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Old 04-13-2017, 07:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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I made 2 blanks the same but with different methods to get 2 different looks. Not sure which I like better so I will leave it up to you guys. One of them I made into a Tiny Giant pen, the other is for an Aztec pen but I forgot to order the Aztec from Turners Warehouse so I will have to wait until I am ready to order there again so I don't pay $7 shipping for a $7 pen :)

So you get to look at both blanks after I cast them, and after I turned them, However only one will be on a pen.

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The pen I made with blank 1


And a comparison to the other blank after turning.


I kind of like them both - Which do you like the best?
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It's tough to decide, I think both are great. If you just gotta have a decision, flip a coin. Well done.
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Great Blanks,Glenn.
I like Both, I could not choose One.
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I like the first one better, don't ask me why...!

On the other hand, I can see that your casts have far too many bubbles and that can only be a problem, what resin are you using and do you use a pressure pot?

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I like the first one better, don't ask me why...!

On the other hand, I can see that your casts have far too many bubbles and that can only be a problem, what resin are you using and do you use a pressure pot?

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Those aren't bubbles actually. What you are seeing are actually little "pimples" on the outside of the cast. That is because I didn't use my pressure pot when I made the silicon mold so it had a bunch of tiny bubbles on it's surface, so naturally the resin goes into these little air pockets when I cast to make pimples :) Because this is clear the pimple on the opposite side appear to be bubbles. I use a pressure pot regulated at 65psi with Alumilite clear.

I'll be making a new mold this weekend. I'll be sure to use the pressure pot on this one so i have a smooth surface to eliminate the pimple issue.

Thanks everyone for the kind words
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Finally got a Aztec pen, for those interested.


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GREAT blanks
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