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Old 09-16-2012, 07:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Here is a short little video to help explain Acrylics and some of the details about them. 3rd video in my series for beginners.
Pen Making: Acrylic Blanks, Materials and Uses - YouTube

Thanks for watching your comments and suggestions are appreciated.
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I really like your delivery, Chad. You seem comfortable and it's an "easy watch"!

Content-wise, there is a difference between acrylic (factory made under high pressure and heat) and resin (cast in your kitchen).

In penmaking this comes into play particularly for those who are trying to thread the blanks.

Acrylic is more dense and will hold threads better than Polyresin, which can be brittle, causing threads to "flake off". Alumilite seems to fall somewhere in the middle.

For pens that use the brass tubes and "kit" components, any of these materials can perform well.

I realize you can't cover everything in a video. My remarks are made only in an effort to help guide you and your viewers toward better "pen results"!!

Well done---I look forward to number 4!!

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Old 09-16-2012, 08:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Nice video. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 09-17-2012, 11:36 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Ed that is exactly the info that will help someone with questions. Thanks for sharing your knowledge.
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