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  1. ed4copies

    ExoticBlanks.com

    Started in 2008 on IAP, ExoticBlanks resells pen kits and other products for penturning. We are an authorized reseller for Berea, Craft Supply, Dayacom, PennState, Smitty's Pen Works and our own "Exotics brand" products. The widest variety of "mix and match" discounts on penmaking supplies...
  2. M

    How Long Before Cutting?

    I am doing my first block of pen blanks with Alumilite and what is the average time before you guys cut your blanks? The cast works out to cover 4 Slim Lines and 4 Gatsby blanks. I don't want to cut and drill too soon. Thanks in advance for the help.
  3. T

    What pressure pot do you use?

    I am looking to purchase a pressure pot for resin casting, but I only want to do it once...okay, once more. :-) What pot do you use and would you recommend it, or a different one? Thank you.
  4. R

    How do I recreate this??

    Just getting into casting and I want to try and make a blank similar to this. I think these would sell well around here as the U. Washington's colors are purple and gold and I have already had requests and 10 confirmed orders if I can produce a prototype. I've got burl, cactus juice...
  5. K

    Casting Alumilite Ribbon Pen Blanks

    Hey everyone! I just added a new video to my YouTube on casting ribbon pen blanks. While it's not a complete "step by step" tutorial you should be able to grasp the basic process through the video. If you have any questions don't hesitate to comment on the video and I'll be sure to...
  6. S

    My first made pen blanks and final pens.

    Thought I'd give pen blank casting a go, happy with how these turned out. Wasn't sure they were going to come out this well, very deceiving until turned.
  7. J

    Greetings From Wales

    I am delighted to have joined the IAP a few weeks ago, but the workshop has been very busy and I have only just got around to saying hello. I have been turning pens for about a year, and more recently commenced creating and selling segmented wood pen blanks. Please take a look at my pen...
  8. turkish walnut

    Executive Pen gift made out Turkish walnut

    My dear friend penmaker Steve ( Pensmaczig ) from Pennsylvania sent me this beautiful Executive Pen gift made out one of my Turkish walnut pen blanks i sent him. All the metal parts are 24kt gold plated (3 microns) I really very liked this precious gift.
  9. J

    Buying acrylic pen blanks

    I buy my own acrylic pen blanks and have been for about 3 years now (but am interested in making my own). Just recently I purchased some acrylic blanks that turned like glass but I noticed the colors of these blanks were a lot prettier. I called the place where I bought them and discovered...
  10. T

    Choosing the Right Pen Blank

    First, I am a newbie and I am hooked on making 7mm pens. I have purchasing my pen blanks (wood) from the local woodworking store. I have been seeing pen blanks from sale while doing web searches. Some same pre-drilled mini blanks 9/16 in x 9/16 in x2-1/32 in. would these blanks work?
  11. C

    Finding Cheap Beginning Blanks

    Hey!, Brand new to the forums I have been snooping around and decided to make an account. Anyways, i had a question. I was wondering where you guys would recommend finding cheap blanks just to start out, I live in Canada and so I have been getting them from Lee Valley Tools however the price...
  12. T

    Drilling Pen Blanks with a Router Table

    Hi all. I have just started using metric drill bits in a router table to drill pen blanks. = I would recommend this method for WOOD ONLY pen blanks, as the plastic blanks would probably melt from the fast drill. The whole process takes about 15 seconds at 10,000 rpm, the slowest router setting...
  13. AZSalsman

    Wood Stabilization

    I am faced with a challenge (well it is a challenge for me :smile:). I am tasked with making a few pens out of specific pieces of wood from a family swing sit heirloom that has had to be dismantled...so this has extreme sentimental value and memories. The wood is REDWOOD is very soft. From...
  14. Padre

    Using Alumilite

    I have been using PR to cast pen blanks, and I'm really tired of the smell. Does anyone know if you can use the luster pigments with alumilite? Thanks.
  15. R

    Pen Mill Tears Wood on Ends

    I ordered a number of Bacote wood blanks that came 5/8" wide. I have no problem drilling, but when I use my penmill to square the ends, the soft wood breaks out at the end and ruins the blank. I have resorted to sanding the ends with a disc sander down to the tube. Any ideas? Thanks, Rod Ehmen
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