Congratulations to the Finalists in the
2019 Pretty Resin Pen Contest
Universal Bash Rules indicate the top 10 vote totals will move to the final round of voting.
Here are your FINALISTS
Vote for 1 pen as the best
Pretty Resin Pen
We have a Total Of 16 Entries in the First Year of the Pretty Resin Pen Contest: Great participation by the IAP Members and 16 great pens!
This will be first of two (2) rounds of voting, so PICK THREE (3) of your favorites in this round to advance them to the next round of voting.
Pretty Resin Pen Contest Rules
The Pretty Resin Pen Contest is new for 2019 and is not intended to compete with the Slim Line Contest, Advanced Casting Contest or the Segmented Pen Contest. The goal for this contest is for the resin to be the star, which includes those additives which enhance...
This was my very first attempt at casting a hybrid blank and I was surprised at
how well it turned out. I also realized for big casting molds you need a lot of
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this was couple of the...
Thanks to Dale Allen who made most of the pen I just helped finish it up at the
mpgs. Thank you again for taking your time to do this I truly appreciate it and
your demo was amazing as well as the hands on experience I learned that day...
Out of everything I have learned and heard from the MPGS to the Hartville
meetings and on the forum people have a slow speed drying rack for finishing
Mark James was a excellent piece cheap and affordable.
This hit me last night or the day before. As a child i played with KNEX that
My friend asked me if there was a pen kit that was slim but could also be heavy in weight.
I know the slimline is the smallest pen kit you can go but for weight wise would tru-stone be on the heavier size.
If there is anyone that has any suggestions to different kit and or blank that could...
Less than 2 years ago I set out on a journey to make a new twist pen and pen stand because I couldn't quite find what I was looking in the market. I want it to be machined metal, a bit unique and fun(Yep, I'm a pen fidgeter!)
Less than 6 months ago and after countless revisions and...
I consider this my first turn to the new year it was 50 degrees the other day
and I got excited to go turn and it came out amazing also. This was one of
the blanks I got at the mpg last year and looking forward to the next one...
This was the a pen blank I received from ernie aka EBorraga he was at the pot
luck in December at mark james house and he gave me the blank to try cause
it was not on par with him I have to say it still is amazingly made and I had
fun turning it thanks ernie I used the elegant sierra kit...
Joining this awesome place to seek some feedback from you fine fellas! I'm a product designer and still pretty old fashioned when it comes to using a pen for sketching and designs. Many in my field moved to digital tool while I go through lots of papers and ink each day.
I just finished...
I bought my first pen stone blank from penn state and plan on using the hourglass pen kit from pen state. I have a few questions about the pen stone. I also bought the right bits they recommended.
1. How hard is the stone to turn and what speed is recommended to turn it at.
Hey,fellow turners & craftspersons,
I'm looking for creative input. I've been asked to craft a fountain pen as a gift for a husband who is a "writing instrument enthusiast" and owns several high-end Mont Blanc & Omas pens... His passionate areas of interests are National Parks, Photography...
Well I had typed in the forum to see if anyone else has done a partical board pen and I did not see anything so I said why not since I did not find anyone on here that has made one. Looks amazing and very hard to turn. I also used embossing powder I found on clearance at my hobby lobby and I...
I had previously told of my grandson making pens for his parents for their birthdays. My wife came up with an idea for his birthday. Give him a pen kit and blank for a birthday present. I thought this was a great idea. Her best idea was to marry me 45 years ago. Back to penturning- I...
I have put my pen saver mandrel on, put on the first bushing, next my blank, bushing, blank, then last bushing, and then tightened my tail stock slightly [as my instructions say]. I've tightened the tail stock more [several times] until I cracked my blank. I have my lathe at it's highest...