Harley Pen (inspired by Mark @ Hobble Creek)

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vwa3guy

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I saw Mark's Harley pen and I wanted to try it. I haven't done much resin casting and I don't have a vacuum chamber setup yet. I'm moderately pleased with how this turned out. It had an air bubble right in the O in motor, the sticker ended up with these weird creases after the resin set, and the very bottom of the pen turned out lopsided. I'm wondering if I didn't mix the resin thoroughly enough or something. Live and learn I guess...... I'm going to try alumalite next.

Also, Mark, I hope you're not offended that I tried to copy your pen. I saw it and loved it so much I wanted to see if I could do something close. I mean no disrespect in mimicry!









 
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Waggoner

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Great looking pen. I think you did a great job with the casting. Look forward to seeing your next one. Would love to have a Harley Blank. Great job again.
 

vwa3guy

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It was a larger Harley sticker I got on ebay I had to cut down to fit. The orange is just a rough cut strip of fishing lure Tape. If you look at my post of 30cal and scepter the other bolt action pen has the same orange tape.
 

Marko50

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Awesome job Ryan!

Beautiful pen Ryan! ...To answer your question, I'm not offended one single bit. I don't claim to be the first to do anything, and in my mind, once it's posted on the internet it becomes public domain. Go for it!

...I've been so busy lately, I barely have enough time to surf the IAP...that's why it took me so long to reply.:wink:

I'm fairly certain you found it was not an easy task...Yes? No?
 

vwa3guy

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so far my resin casting has been about 50/50. this one is hard to see but in the first and last pictures you can see in the very middle of Harley it looks cracked. the sticker I used like turned into a shrink dink as the resin set. I was super bummed... I do however love the fishing lure tape. it's been flawless and really easy to use. ebony ruf and buff is the key to making a good design great in my opinion. thanks for the kind words!
 
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