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Forum: Casual Conversation 07-01-2018, 07:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,499
Posted By ldb2000
Not without dinner and a good bottle of wine...

Not without dinner and a good bottle of wine ...... I'm easy but not cheap :eek::tongue::biggrin:
Forum: Casting & Stabilization 05-29-2018, 11:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 546
Posted By ldb2000
Hi Michael I use silmar resin for most of my...

Hi Michael
I use silmar resin for most of my casting and find that the Alumilite dyes work the best , the casting craft dyes work well but looked a little cloudy to me .
As for bubbles the best...
Forum: Casual Conversation 02-22-2018, 02:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 294
Posted By ldb2000
Thanks Edgar . Rob Wolfe's chart was what I was...

Thanks Edgar . Rob Wolfe's chart was what I was looking for , the only problem is it was never updated so it don't cover the pen/tubes I need . Oh well I guess I have a bit of searching the charts to...
Forum: Casual Conversation 02-21-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 294
Posted By ldb2000
Tube / kit interchange

Hi all
We used to have a tube / kit interchange chart in the library . Anyone know where it went ? I've been searching for it but can't find it .
thanks for any help
Butch
Forum: Casual Conversation 01-01-2018, 12:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 916
Posted By ldb2000
Skiprats mesh pen on the front page is a true...

Skiprats mesh pen on the front page is a true kitless pen if you dont consider the refill (which was manufactured ) .
The word "Kitless" only has meaning to other pen turners/pen makers, most...
Forum: Show Off Your Pens! 12-21-2017, 12:53 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,230
Posted By ldb2000
Not Bad

Hey Skippy
How ya gonna explain the missing soup strainer to your wife ??? :biggrin:
How do you keep the ink from leaking out ??? :biggrin:

Love it !!!!!
Forum: Fountain Pens 10-25-2017, 09:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 737
Posted By ldb2000
you are going to need much more then just the...

you are going to need much more then just the buttons , they can be turned from aluminum bar stock . you are going to need pressure bars and sacks and sack shellac and if you want your pen to fill...
Forum: Penturning 10-14-2017, 12:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 950
Posted By ldb2000
Any finish you put on it will either scratch off...

Any finish you put on it will either scratch off or peel . the best finish is a high polish and some wax . I sand through the numbers than finish with white diamond polishing compound then some ren...
Forum: Blank Making 10-11-2017, 08:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 579
Posted By ldb2000
The cactus juice won't "Fill" in the voids all it...

The cactus juice won't "Fill" in the voids all it does is make the wood fibers stronger , it binds them with an polymer to strengthen the wood . If you want to fill voids you need to use a casting...
Forum: Introductions 10-11-2017, 06:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 235
Posted By ldb2000
Hi Mike Welcome to the greatest site on the net...

Hi Mike
Welcome to the greatest site on the net ! Check out the library for almost anything related to penturning/penmaking , it's in there !
What part of the state you in , laurence harbor here .
Forum: Advanced Pen Making 10-05-2017, 04:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,153
Posted By ldb2000
Hi Bill I didn't know about the tommy bars...

Hi Bill
I didn't know about the tommy bars either , when I bought mine price was most important , it was either PSI or it wasn't . I was very happy to find them in the kit ... lol
As far as wood...
Forum: Advanced Pen Making 10-05-2017, 03:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,153
Posted By ldb2000
The PSI collet chuck uses "Tommy bars" , not just...

The PSI collet chuck uses "Tommy bars" , not just hand strength , to tighten the chuck which is just as good as a wrench and the savings will more the pay for a tailstock drill chuck . as far as...
Forum: Advanced Pen Making 10-05-2017, 01:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,153
Posted By ldb2000
That collet chuck is the one I use and I love it...

That collet chuck is the one I use and I love it , I guess I'm lucky but I have never hit my knuckles and the savings over the beall can be put to more tools . If you absolutly insist on getting taps...
Forum: Advanced Pen Making 10-05-2017, 04:18 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,153
Posted By ldb2000
Most kit pens use special double or triple start...

Most kit pens use special double or triple start threads in odd ball sizes so there are no off the shelf taps or dies
Kitless penmaking requires much more then just some taps and dies .
To start...
Forum: Finishing 10-01-2017, 02:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,408
Posted By ldb2000
No need to get upset , the man asked for an...

No need to get upset , the man asked for an opinion on friction polishes and I gave him mine . It was not an attack on you or your finishing process just my honest opinion from experience . I don't...
Forum: Finishing 09-30-2017, 12:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,408
Posted By ldb2000
I just checked on WTF/Drs Woodshop finish and...

I just checked on WTF/Drs Woodshop finish and these are both based on Carnuba wax which are great for bowls and vases , they create a great shine and will protect the turnings from atmospheric damage...
Forum: Finishing 09-30-2017, 11:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,408
Posted By ldb2000
Unfortunately once the polish wears off there is...

Unfortunately once the polish wears off there is nothing to polish back up . Shellac does not have very good wear resistance . The amount of wear is going to differ from person , some people have...
Forum: Penturning 09-29-2017, 01:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 879
Posted By ldb2000
these blanks are basically an acrylic made with...

these blanks are basically an acrylic made with stone dust and resin and as such turn very much the same as any other acrylic blank . They are a little more forgiving during drilling and turning but...
Forum: Metal Lathes 09-27-2017, 08:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,846
Posted By ldb2000
Brass and aluminum turn almost as easily as woods...

Brass and aluminum turn almost as easily as woods or plastics with a standard wood lathe . All my pens are turned with my Jet mini , brass and aluminum as well . I prefer the jet because the ease of...
Forum: Penturning 09-26-2017, 03:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,068
Posted By ldb2000
I don't think that olive wood is a good candidate...

I don't think that olive wood is a good candidate for stabilization in general due to the density of the wood to begin with . for stabilization to work the wood has to absorb the agent and being as...
Forum: Metal Lathes 09-26-2017, 03:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,846
Posted By ldb2000
You said it Chuck , all you really need is an...

You said it Chuck , all you really need is an electric drill and some files to be a machinist , Skippy's the perfect proof of that :tongue: but if you really want to be a "Penmaker" keep your wood...
Forum: Metal Lathes 09-25-2017, 11:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,846
Posted By ldb2000
Why do you want a metal lathe ? are you going to...

Why do you want a metal lathe ? are you going to make stainless steel pens ? are you going to make threaded parts or taps and dies ? There are a number of things that a metal lathe will do but be...
Forum: Finishing 09-23-2017, 09:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,408
Posted By ldb2000
Use one of those pens well before you try selling...

Use one of those pens well before you try selling any of them . While any of the friction polishes look great when fresh , after being used in real world conditions unfortunately you will find that...
Forum: Casting & Stabilization 09-18-2017, 09:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 879
Posted By ldb2000
No pressure is needed for polyester or alumilite...

No pressure is needed for polyester or alumilite and your blanks will come out just fine . Don't stir it into a foam and any surviving bubbles will float out . Heat your resin in a small pot with...
Forum: Build the Tips, Tricks, & FAQ Files 09-18-2017, 09:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,667
Posted By ldb2000
Thank you Mark thats the one . It's short , shows...

Thank you Mark thats the one . It's short , shows you how to hold the tool and present the tool to the work , thats ALL you need to learn how to use a skew but you need to take this knowledge and put...
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