My first PR cast - Page 2 - 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 03-15-2011, 04:16 PM   #11 (permalink)
 
ZanderPommo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Frankfort, Illinois--USA
Posts: 1,188
Photos: 0

Default

I think that looks fantastic!
yes you mixed too early and that looks like one color but I miht even try to recreate that if I were you, I know if they stocked that mica I'd buy it!
__________________
Zander
I keep six honest serving men (They taught me all I knew);
Their names are What and Why and When,and How and Where and Who --- Rudyard Kipling

ZanderPommo is offline   Reply With Quote Top
Old 03-15-2011, 04:56 PM   #12 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Denver, Colorado
Posts: 1,874
Photos: 89

Default

I hope mine look half that good. Hopefully will get to casting one this weekend. I think the pattern is very cool.
Edward Cypher is offline   Reply With Quote Top
Old 03-15-2011, 06:56 PM   #13 (permalink)
 
crabcreekind's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Spokane, Washington
Posts: 1,400
Photos: 41

Default

good job on the casting the rounded one looks sweet
__________________
James Daschel
crabcreekind is offline   Reply With Quote Top
Advertisement
Old 03-15-2011, 07:15 PM   #14 (permalink)
 
Ruby pen turning's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Pineville, Louisiana
Posts: 1,840
Photos: 0

Default

I like the color AND it all stayed mixed together. I hate when they separate, For me that is quite often.
Ruby pen turning is offline   Reply With Quote Top
Old 03-15-2011, 07:29 PM   #15 (permalink)
 
el_d's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Lockhart, Tx, USA.
Posts: 3,369
Photos: 63

Default

Nice blank Lenny. I like it.

My first blank came out OK but what messed up my pen was the fact that I did not reverse paint it.

You could paint the inside a deep purple to darken it.
__________________
" I am the gatekeeper of my own destiny, and I will have my glory day in the hot sun"
el_d is offline   Reply With Quote Top
Old 03-15-2011, 07:36 PM   #16 (permalink)
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 375
Photos: 0

Default

You need to write it all down. Use a index card to record time, temp. items weight, amount of color, how things were mixed and every "mistake" you made. Then later copy that information into a binder. That way you can learn what works and what does not work plus you can duplicate a good pour much easier with a recipe. You will end up with fewer blanks that you do not like and your quality of blank will get much better much quicker than by hit or miss. My notes include what I did and what I want to try next time if I find that something may make it better.
jfoh is offline   Reply With Quote Top
Old 03-15-2011, 07:44 PM   #17 (permalink)
 
gvanweerd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Kuna IDaho
Posts: 404
Photos: 2

Default

That my Friend will make a Fine pen.
__________________
Life...The Ultamate Virtual Reality

Gary VanWeerd
Kuna Idaho
gvanweerd is offline   Reply With Quote Top
Old 03-15-2011, 07:53 PM   #18 (permalink)
 
simomatra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Aberglasslyn,NSW, Australia.
Posts: 815
Photos: 10

Default

Looking good Lenny, looks form the top a bit like what Jerry aka Seer just posted.

Look forward to seeing a finished pen
__________________
Sam
simomatra is offline   Reply With Quote Top
Old 03-15-2011, 08:14 PM   #19 (permalink)
 
Lenny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Searsport, Maine
Posts: 3,448
Photos: 47

Default

Thanks for all the comments and advice.

I have one drilled ready for tubes to be glued in .... just waiting till I get some better paint for reverse painting.

Just checked out Seer's cast ... funny how close it is in color and pattern. It's very cool!
Lenny is offline   Reply With Quote Top
Old 03-16-2011, 10:29 AM   #20 (permalink)
 
Seer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Glendale,Arizona
Posts: 1,669
Photos: 4

Default

I did not copy you honestly I just followed Anthony's directions and a few others. When I get some bigger molds today I am going to try again and see if I can repeat it. Anywasy Lenny can't wait to see yours turned and mine.
Jerry
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lenny View Post
Thanks for all the comments and advice.

I have one drilled ready for tubes to be glued in .... just waiting till I get some better paint for reverse painting.

Just checked out Seer's cast ... funny how close it is in color and pattern. It's very cool!
__________________
http://cabinfevercreations.com
https://www.facebook.com/groups/220613315117/
I Want My Unwarranted Optimism Back
Dilbert
Seer is offline   Reply With Quote Top
Related Content
Logged on members can hide ads
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
casting blanks , mold , polyester resin

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 11:36 AM.

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