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Old 02-11-2019, 04:32 PM   #21 (permalink)
 
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Sounds like there are many ways to get the results you want. For me, I use epoxy to glue the carbon fiber to the painted tube. After a day I use epoxy and a tooth pick to glue the parts to the tube after bending in the jewelers block. Another day and vertical cast in silmar. If your using painted backgrounds, experiment with a cast first. Many spray paints will react to the resin and heat, shrinking and melting. Try grill or engine paint. That’s worked for me in other casts. Another issue is some watch face images may fade, melt or distort in resin. You may have to coat with medium Ca first, and let sit for a day. Just don’t use Ca and alumilite together. Good luck!
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Good thread was wondering when this would happen
Been doing watch parts Steampunk pens for 7 years now and before ask the first main question ďĒĒ where do you buy the watch parts ďĒ I buy mine from eBay and buy old whole watches that I pull apart myself and use all parts I can use

If some people got they trade secrets , sure some do and I do .

For casting I use PR and work well have no problem with CA to show on tubes and parts , will use in the coming weeks some Royal Palm Epoxy that I just recently receive so donít know what soil be the result , I try with LD ( Liquid Diamond ) and personally I donít like .

My process is simple I mix my PR and degase it ( or if I can say vacuum it ) leave rest for 5 minutes then pour in my tubes , I cast up right then in pressure pot over night, I turn my blanks when fully cured about 3 days ( this is me only because of my work )

Then turn and fit my kit , what kind of kit do I use , well Iím the only one to use any kits find on the market and I didnít see anyone doing CB Steampunk yet before me
Not to be pretentious here but look at those pens
Some members here got some of my work

Thank you for reading and looking , any questions ask if it goes on my little secret box

Can you explain why you do not like Liquid Diamonds??? Have you used it on a watch part pen.???
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They do make pens with a watch face in the cap that works. It is a Cartier



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Can you explain why you do not like Liquid Diamonds??? Have you used it on a watch part pen.???[/quote]

Yes I did use onto my watch parts blanks, the problem I have is to much micro bubbles ( maybe itís only me but something I donít want ) I know lots of people reve about it anyone can have is personal opinion I bought the LD in July 2017 and try it a week late , some people event say they donít need pressure pot , all went well for everyone but my good friend who using LD and was happy with it until catastrophe happen and 30+ snake skin blanks went in the trash bin , now he use Royal Palm Epoxy and he told me about it so this will be my next move
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They do make pens with a watch face in the cap that works. It is a Cartier



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Yes I found some like those one but the price of those little watch is quiet expensive , find them in Switzland country for watches , think yhatthose little babies as to be 3/4 inch if not 1/2 inch
Plus you pay for the Cartier name
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Can you explain why you do not like Liquid Diamonds??? Have you used it on a watch part pen.???[/quote]

Yes I did use onto my watch parts blanks, the problem I have is to much micro bubbles ( maybe itís only me but something I donít want ) I know lots of people reve about it anyone can have is personal opinion I bought the LD in July 2017 and try it a week late , some people event say they donít need pressure pot , all went well for everyone but my good friend who using LD and was happy with it until catastrophe happen and 30+ snake skin blanks went in the trash bin , now he use Royal Palm Epoxy and he told me about it so this will be my next move[/quote]

So far when I used LD I have had good results but I use a pressure pot. I have a project that I will be using it but no pressure pot so will see how it goes. I may try Royal Palm at some time also. I hear there is a couple different formulas so be careful which one you buy.
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I've had glue show with a painted tube, ca, and alumilite. I experimented with 7 or 8 different things.



What works for me, and i only use this now, is Fly Head Cement. Forget the brand, but I can show a pic later. It has a nice application brush and works perfect. It also dries very quickly so you can make a bunch of blanks at one time
Do you care to share the name??
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While we are on this subject and keeping all together in this one thread for future use by others, what kits have the best chance of being used for these watch part blanks that can have the hands on the watch face also?? I tried Majestic JR and that did not work because I like to do a bushing to bushing turning and the cap on that kit tapers down. I just stated making a list of some of the larger kits from the library kit bushing guide. Would like to hear from actual users though. Thanks.
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While we are on this subject and keeping all together in this one thread for future use by others, what kits have the best chance of being used for these watch part blanks that can have the hands on the watch face also?? I tried Majestic JR and that did not work because I like to do a bushing to bushing turning and the cap on that kit tapers down. I just stated making a list of some of the larger kits from the library kit bushing guide. Would like to hear from actual users though. Thanks.

You can use any kit if you feel confident with yourself from a 7 mm Slimline to my latest one Emperor as you see in my last post yesterday , hybrid can be done too , here some photos of previous pens I made

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