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jimmyz 07-14-2017 08:34 PM

Pierced and Cast Pens
 
These are a couple of pens that I made last week, using my new homemade piercing tool (less than $80). Although I've been making pens for several years, these are the first pens I've posted on the site.

Started with a mahogany blank, drilled it for a Wall Street II pen tube, mounted the tube and blank on the lathe (not glued) with bushings, and turned it down to almost the final size. Took the blank off the lathe, drew the piercing pattern on the blank and cut it out with the piercing tool. Glued the tube into the blank and cast it in PR. From there, just turned it and finished with CA.

Sorry for the picture - still learning how to take good pictures and then post them.

Comments and suggestions welcome!


http://www.penturners.org/photos/ima...1_IMG_0293.JPG

mark james 07-14-2017 08:56 PM

Very different! Kudos.

Is there a noticeable "depth" to the spaces where the brass tube is displayed. This may be very attractive.

Charlie_W 07-14-2017 09:14 PM

Neat idea! Thanks for sharing your process.
Along with what Mark was asking, are the colored areas the painted tube or did you cast with a colored resin, turn down to the wood and then recast in clear, turn and finish? If so, it would be a double cast-triple turned blank!:biggrin:

Doing so with a translucent resin and a silver tube, these could have a stained glass effect.

Get ready for some to ask about your piercing tool!

magpens 07-15-2017 12:42 AM

:biggrin: ..... I won't ask .....

DJBPenmaker 07-15-2017 01:31 AM

Very clever, I bet those 'Windows' add a 3D effect.

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jimmyz 07-15-2017 07:40 AM

Thanks for the kind comments. The"openings"are cast material. No brass is showing. The wood and castings are at the same level.

Charlie_W 07-15-2017 10:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jimmyz (Post 1932912)
Thanks for the kind comments. The"openings"are cast material. No brass is showing. The wood and castings are at the same level.

Thanks for the explanation. I reread your original post and see that you only cast once and finished with CA. That helps clear things up.
Neat concept!

Rifleman1776 07-15-2017 12:12 PM

"piercing tool"
New one to me. Where can I learn more about these? Pics?

jimmyz 07-15-2017 03:42 PM

For anyone who may be interested in the piercing , tool go to youtube and query "Piercing on the Cheap". Great explanation and list of items you will need. I deviated a little from the plan. PM me if you have any questions.

magpens 07-15-2017 04:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jimmyz (Post 1932978)
For anyone who may be interested in the piercing , tool go to youtube and query "Piercing on the Cheap". Great explanation and list of items you will need. I deviated a little from the plan. PM me if you have any questions.


There is an Eddie Castelin video there .... is that the one you're referring to ?


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