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Old 11-16-2017, 01:08 AM   #11 (permalink)
 
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I have made a pen from Casein that I got from mrburls actually. No cracks here, but I didn't use any liquid at all during any of the process.

Very slow drilling and cooling with compressed air. You must keep the heat down at all costs. When I say slow, I mean 1/16th to 1/8th of an inch at a time with a sharp bit. then cool down.
Dry sand 400 to 800.
buff with 4 stage buffing system (library article by TonyL)

This brings a very nice shine. No CA needed.
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Old 11-16-2017, 01:13 AM   #12 (permalink)
 
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Very hard to photograph this pen, but this one is decent.
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Thank you, Lewis, for your recommendations.

That is a beautiful pen you posted, and I like the curvy patterns.

Is the Casein actually black ? . Did not know you could get it in black.
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I just found this thread from 4 years ago:

Ebonite and casein

Seems that finishing with CA is not recommended by Penman1 .... can be the cause of cracking .
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Old 11-16-2017, 03:24 AM   #15 (permalink)
 
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Mal I made one using a Roman Harvest. Heat whilst turning is an enemy. As an added touch I popped out the top and made a custom one with the same material.
The finish was skew on the flat then Triple EEE.

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Thank you, Lewis, for your recommendations.

That is a beautiful pen you posted, and I like the curvy patterns.

Is the Casein actually black ? . Did not know you could get it in black.
Morning Mal, it is actually black and grey. This is vintage casein. Casein was made in a lot of patterns and colors it seems. Nice to work with except for my mention of heat. It's only been a couple months since I have gotten it done, but so far, so good.
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Peter,

That is a truly beautiful pen ... thanks for showing !!

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Mal I made one using a Roman Harvest. Heat whilst turning is an enemy. As an added touch I popped out the top and made a custom one with the same material.
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