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Old 06-24-2018, 02:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Aluminum Heat Sink Pen

I was given a large aluminum heat sink that was 6" square and just over 3" high.

After cutting it down to fit a 1" wide silicone mold I mixed up Art & Glow resin and then mixed in 3 or 4 colors of Pearl Ex and filled the gaps.

Drilling and turning were a bit tricky as any heat build up loosened the resin and it came apart more than once. The next one I will go even slower on the drilling and turning so I don't have to put it back together.

This is the results.
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Old 06-24-2018, 02:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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This I really like. While I am all-in for segmenting, I really appreciate the precision for a blank like this. Very, very nice. Your colors are also well done.

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Old 06-24-2018, 03:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Ingenious! Well Done!
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Love it!
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Great Idea. GREAT looking pen. Didn't see it at first. I can see that we will have more of this in the future!
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Old 06-24-2018, 05:39 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Awesome work.
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Old 06-24-2018, 05:50 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Awesome!! Love the colors and the whole idea - the pen is beautiful!

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Old 06-24-2018, 08:03 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Nicely done and a great way to re-purpose otherwise scrap.

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Old 06-24-2018, 09:01 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Very cool idea. Did you prep the aluminum in any way to make it all “stick”?
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S plendid use of resources. Plus cool looker.
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