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Forum: Richmond, VA 07-21-2016, 01:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 240
Posted By BRobbins629
Its the second Tuesday of ODD months. 6x a year....

Its the second Tuesday of ODD months. 6x a year. Next meeting September 8 2016. Will be making Abalone and Mother of Pearl Blanks with a hands on demo. PM me your email and usually a week before...
Forum: Penturning 07-18-2016, 04:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 769
Posted By BRobbins629
An old trick from a master is to first turn the...

An old trick from a master is to first turn the blank round. THen wrap with gauze and soak liberally with CA. Turn a little off keeping most of the gauze to make round and then drill on lathe. Has...
Forum: Shops, Jigs, Fixtures & Tools 07-17-2016, 10:19 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 21,351
Posted By BRobbins629
Here's a holder I made from 3/8 plywood. ...

Here's a holder I made from 3/8 plywood. Alignment is just about perfect. On top, blank sits in groove, rod goes through blank and is secured with bands. The bottom is routed out to perfectly fit...
Forum: Casual Conversation 07-17-2016, 02:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,201
Posted By BRobbins629
Thoughts are with you.

Thoughts are with you.
Forum: Show Off Your Pens! 07-17-2016, 02:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 383
Posted By BRobbins629
Very cool. One of these days I might try...

Very cool. One of these days I might try something like that.
Forum: Shops, Jigs, Fixtures & Tools 07-14-2016, 11:58 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 21,351
Posted By BRobbins629
Remember that a rotary tool generates mechanical...

Remember that a rotary tool generates mechanical forces, so there's more than its mass to consider. You know what happens if you touch a Dremel bit to a workpiece and you aren't holding tight...
Forum: Shops, Jigs, Fixtures & Tools 07-14-2016, 07:04 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 21,351
Posted By BRobbins629
I am not really interested in cutting things with...

I am not really interested in cutting things with the laser so based on your input I would be just as well off with the 2.5 as the 5 if all I really want is the engraving/burning capabilities.

As...
Forum: Shops, Jigs, Fixtures & Tools 07-13-2016, 09:22 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 21,351
Posted By BRobbins629
I have the 1W unit and for what it is, it seems...

I have the 1W unit and for what it is, it seems to work well. I now am in the process of investigating how to incorporate it, or another laser module onto my CNC. This will give me more working...
Forum: Shops, Jigs, Fixtures & Tools 07-10-2016, 07:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 283
Posted By BRobbins629
The taller you go, the more distortion you will...

The taller you go, the more distortion you will see. I try to limit at about 75 percent of the diameter.
Forum: Shops, Jigs, Fixtures & Tools 07-09-2016, 07:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 283
Posted By BRobbins629
I have the 1 watt unit and yes, the engraving can...

I have the 1 watt unit and yes, the engraving can be filled. Best filler I have found is color fill from laserbits.com
...
Forum: Richmond, VA 07-08-2016, 10:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 240
Posted By BRobbins629
Richmond Penturners July 14, 2016

Richmond Penturners – Thursday July 14, 2016

Richmond Woodcraft
6:30 – til we’re done

Agenda:
1. Show off you pens, Q&A, Problem pens
2. 2016 Makerfest
3. ...
Forum: Penturning 06-26-2016, 09:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,062
Posted By BRobbins629
But the bit in a chuck and turn the plastic off. ...

But the bit in a chuck and turn the plastic off. Will save the bit but not the blank.
Forum: Greater Houston 06-26-2016, 07:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 515
Posted By BRobbins629
On the schedule for Richmond chapter July meeting.

On the schedule for Richmond chapter July meeting.
Forum: Penturning 06-16-2016, 06:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 427
Posted By BRobbins629
Here's another way to thread wood: ...

Here's another way to thread wood:
http://content.penturners.org/library/tools_and_jigs/incredible_threading.pdf

For difficult to thread wood, its also fairly easy to make an insert from an...
Forum: Show Off Your Pens! 06-13-2016, 04:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 873
Posted By BRobbins629
Looks pretty nice from here. Well done.

Looks pretty nice from here. Well done.
Forum: Casual Conversation 06-12-2016, 08:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,545
Posted By BRobbins629
Mine took 11 days with no expedited shipping....

Mine took 11 days with no expedited shipping. Tracking never worked.
Forum: Finishing 06-09-2016, 08:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 450
Posted By BRobbins629
I just started using some after seeing Barry...

I just started using some after seeing Barry Gross do so at the MAPG. Cant say about long term durability yet but can say it is very easy to apply, and leaves a brilliant shine with only a drop or...
Forum: Metal Lathes 06-07-2016, 04:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 557
Posted By BRobbins629
Rather than stainless, I would try nickel silver...

Rather than stainless, I would try nickel silver also available from online metals. I've even turned some on a wood lathe with carbide insert tools. Polishes real nice and has a look similar to...
Forum: Fountain Pens 06-06-2016, 10:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 311
Posted By BRobbins629
Check out meisternibs.com They offer custom...

Check out meisternibs.com They offer custom engraving although there are minimum quantities. On their site there is a tab for custom nibs.
Forum: Casual Conversation 06-06-2016, 04:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 499
Posted By BRobbins629
If you ever get into kitless, it's a good drill...

If you ever get into kitless, it's a good drill size for a 10mm tap, commonly used for sections.
Forum: Casual Conversation 06-04-2016, 11:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,545
Posted By BRobbins629
So you're adequately satisfied to engrave a name...

So you're adequately satisfied to engrave a name on pen for a customer?

Thanks for the input.[/QUOTE]

If I sold pens, I would answer yes. Requires a little playing to get the right size...
Forum: Casual Conversation 06-04-2016, 10:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,545
Posted By BRobbins629
Not easily sanded off, deep enough for color...

Not easily sanded off, deep enough for color fill. First attempt; maple, CA to seal, Laserbits pro color fill heavily applied then sanded flush. Probably could have let it dry a little more, but...
Forum: Pen Photography 06-03-2016, 06:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 520
Posted By BRobbins629
If you have just about any DC motor that's...

If you have just about any DC motor that's several hundred rpm or less you can can get a PWM for less than $10 to regulate the speed down to very slow. Very easy and obvious how to wire.
...
Forum: Casual Conversation 06-01-2016, 03:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 820
Posted By BRobbins629
Looks great Brad. No doubt packaging increases...

Looks great Brad. No doubt packaging increases the perception of value and makes a much easier sell. Top shelf!
Forum: Show Off Your Pens! 05-30-2016, 07:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 315
Posted By BRobbins629
Looks great from here.

Looks great from here.
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