Low Mess Stabilizing in Small Pot - International Association of Penturners
     International Association of Penturners
Pens for Service Members
 
Support The IAP

Go Back   International Association of Penturners > Community Forums > Blank Making > Casting & Stabilization
  Forgot Password
Register FAQ Members List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Casting & Stabilization Making your own blanks & stabilizing wood blanks.


Logged on members can hide ads!

Welcome to penturners.org!

You've found the home of The International Association of Penturners. You are currently viewing our site as a guest, which gives you limited access to view discussions, photos, and library articles.

Consider joining our community today. You'll have full access to all of our content, be able to enter our contests, find local chapters near you, and post your questions and share your experience with our members all over the world.

Membership is completely free!!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-05-2018, 11:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
MRDucks2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Franklin, IN
Posts: 825
Photos: 0

Default Low Mess Stabilizing in Small Pot

Wanted to share this as it meets my needs well. Bought a stabilizing system from another IAP member which included the small Hold Fast vacuum chamber.

Since I am just starting and experimenting, small batches and different woods/colors are the norm. I was trying different containers in the pot but just wasn’t happy. Told wife I needed to find some small diameter straight sided flat bottom containers no more than 6 inches tall and ideally small enough in diameter to get at least two in the chamber.

She noticed the 6 pack of condiment bottles at Sam’s for less than $5. They meet my needs perfectly. There is a shoulder at 5-3/8” and they are 6 inches deep. With 4 blanks 5-1/4” long they can be submerged in Cactus Juice, the shoulder secures them from floating and you have about 1/2” of headroom for bubbles.

Plus, I can get 3 bottles of 4 blanks in the chamber. If blanks are a little thin or you only have 3, a small weight such as a bigger nut can hold things down. 3 batches, 4 blanks, 3 different colors at one time.

img_0049.jpg
img_0050.jpg
img_0051.jpg


Sent from my iPhone using Penturners.org mobile app
__________________
Think deeply, Speak gently
Love much, Laugh alot
Work hard, Give freely
Be kind &
Leave The Rest to God
MRDucks2 is online now   Reply With Quote Top
Old 05-05-2018, 04:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
Dalecamino's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Indianapolis, In.
Posts: 11,954
Photos: 219

Default

You folks are amazing! I'll bet the previous owner would love to have known about this cool process.
__________________
Chuck Hutchings
Indianapolis, In.
You can see some pens at http:www.facebook.com/chuckspens
Likes: (1)
Dalecamino is offline   Reply With Quote Top
Old 05-05-2018, 04:07 PM   #3 (permalink)
 
MRDucks2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Franklin, IN
Posts: 825
Photos: 0

Default

Lol. The previous owner has access to the whole shop anytime he wants. In fact, the bottles come in a 6 pack and 3 are unused. I can put “Chuck” on them with a Sharpie if you want to call them your own.


Sent from my iPhone using Penturners.org mobile app
__________________
Think deeply, Speak gently
Love much, Laugh alot
Work hard, Give freely
Be kind &
Leave The Rest to God
Likes: (2)
MRDucks2 is online now   Reply With Quote Top
Advertisement
Old 05-05-2018, 07:14 PM   #4 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Indiana
Posts: 391
Photos: 0

Default

Thanks for this. These will be perfect.
PatrickR is offline   Reply With Quote Top
Old 05-27-2018, 01:35 PM   #5 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: Seattle
Posts: 46
Photos: 0

Default

Great idea!!
ramaroodle is offline   Reply With Quote Top
Related Content
Logged on members can hide ads
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:40 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0

Content Copyright © 2003-2018 by Penturners.org, LLC; All Rights Reserved
Terms Of Service   Acceptable Use Policy