Another YouTube video of a scalloped pen I made...with a blowout...a beeped bad word...and a repair...

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mallinpens

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I'm taking a me day. So I decided to make another scalloped pen and record a video with a bit more detail. If you like that sort of thing, here's the video...

 
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Looks great! You may want to consider sanding your aluminum, especially the side that has the paint or inking. That can helps achieve a better bond with your adhesive.
I do sand it...rough it up so the CA sticks. I don't fully sand off all the paint though...I like the colors to show a little :)
 

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That is purpleheart and not rosewood to begin with. I believe it is not a good idea to leave the paint or paper on aluminum. if you want color then add a thin piece of acrylic colored or use colored woods on the ends like spectraply. Third always and I mean always turn in from the ends to the center and not to the ends. This is for any blank. This is a huge reason you see so many blowouts on the ends of pens here. Otherwise you have a good start and learning from mistakes will only make your work even better. Good luck.
 

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That is purpleheart and not rosewood to begin with. I believe it is not a good idea to leave the paint or paper on aluminum. if you want color then add a thin piece of acrylic colored or use colored woods on the ends like spectraply. Third always and I mean always turn in from the ends to the center and not to the ends. This is for any blank. This is a huge reason you see so many blowouts on the ends of pens here. Otherwise you have a good start and learning from mistakes will only make your work even better. Good luck.
hahaha. OK. (And you're right...it is purple heart...verbal typo).
 
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