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Old 05-13-2018, 08:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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I was given 5 blanks and turned one of them round to see what the pattern would look like. There is no smell to the plastic at all. I though he said they were alumilite but as I recall alumilite has an odor when turned. Or am I mistaken on that?
Anyway, I wanted to get the opinions of you folks about how the blank looks.
It has some interesting swirl patterns and a lot of different colors.
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Old 05-13-2018, 09:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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Definitely an attractive blank with some interesting color blends.
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I don't recall that Alumilite has much of an odor--nowhere nearly as bad as most other plastic blanks.
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Can't answer your question but that is an awesome blank!
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Alumilite does not have a strong odor or virtually no odor. Acrylic acetate has an odor when turned, PR has an odor when being made. Ebonite also has an odor when turned.
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All the resin blanks I’ve turned have a smell, some much worse than others. Alumilite isn’t bad at all, polyresin has the strongest odor but not nearly as bad as when casting with it.
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Dale, Alumilite turns real easy and is a pleasure to turn, so that may be a way to tell if it is alumilite. But as I recall alumilite does not have a strong odor.
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Thanks all.
I found out it is alumilite.
What puzzled me is that it has absolutely no odor at all.
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I do have a "sort of" answer. When I turn plastics with any odor, I hook up the Shop Vac to draw off the odor. Do the same when applying CA.
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Old 05-17-2018, 08:42 PM   #10 (permalink)
 
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Here is another blank, same blank from 2 sides.
This one is trying to tell me to order one of those steampunk kits.
(Had to lay it on a rubber band to keep it from rolling around)
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