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Old 11-10-2017, 04:07 AM   #11 (permalink)
 
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Hi Mark,

Dave got it dead on, diligence, and more diligence. I do a lot of pine cone and gum ball pens, and end up filling and sanding several times before getting a no pit surface. Make sure the cones are as dry as can be before casting. To prevent chipping at the ends, coat with thin CA and let dry , then sand; I hate it when that happens ! I often coat several times during turng to stop chip outs.

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Just to clarify, I didn't cast it, I bought it.

The advice is spot on. Fill, sand, fill, sand, once you get it perfectly filled and sanded, then cut down to finish size.

I appreciate the offer for a new blank. I just received 100 Rhino blanks in the mail, so I am sure I will make due with something.
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