Hexagon in polymer clay

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This is the pen I entered in the ballpoint contest. It is a Premier Cigar kit from Woodcraft in Brushed Satin and black. Blanks are Polymar Clay in a 6 sided hexagon shape made using a disk and belt sander. Finished with a CA finish and Plastic Polish. Non Winner. Jim S
 

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.bettern' most, at least you entered! Ifn' you don't like I'll send you my address! Be well........Jan
 

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I quite like that Jim.
Sorry you didn't win, I didn't either but then I didn't enter.
Is the hexagon a popular shape?????
Thanks for showing.

Bob.

Thanks Bob; I think the hexagon is something that has not been seen much because most people don't know the way to go about doing it, and those that do may not have the equipment to do it the old way. The PSI Vertex series kits as well as those made by others have hexagon fittings. And if you round over the edges to meet other fittings, you could use almost any kit as I did with the Cigar, or go kitless. Making the hexagon out of Polymar Clay is not that difficult for anyone that works with this material already, and does nor require a lathe. If you are working in wood, clay, or PR, you can not turn a polygon on a lathe without some very expensive add ons such as a carrage mounted trim router, inclined jigs to do tapers, indexing system, or on a CNC machine. The hexagon shape is very easy in your hand as two fingers and your thumb rest on the flats giving you a feeling of complete controll. How's the pond problem working out ?? Jim S
 
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I quite like that Jim.
Sorry you didn't win, I didn't either but then I didn't enter.
Is the hexagon a popular shape?????
Thanks for showing.

Bob.

Thanks Bob; I think the hexagon is something that has not been seen much because most people don't know the way to go about doing it, and those that do may not have the equipment to do it the old way. The PSI Vertex series kits as well as those made by others have hexagon fittings. And if you round over the edges to meet other fittings, you could use almost any kit as I did with the Cigar, or go kitless. Making the hexagon out of Polymar Clay is not that difficult for anyone that works with this material already, and does nor require a lathe. If you are working in wood, clay, or PR, you can not turn a polygon on a lathe without some very expensive add ons such as a carrage mounted trim router, inclined jigs to do tapers, indexing system, or on a CNC machine. The hexagon shape is very easy in your hand as two fingers and your thumb rest on the flats giving you a feeling of complete controll. How's the pond problem working out ?? Jim S

It's all good.
Thank you for that info.

Bob.:)
 

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Thanks Mike !! All my lathes are working fine. Once in a while I will have an idea that I try to explore in as many ways as I can think of and pass those ideas that work onto others, just as you do yourself. When I see your creations, I inlarge them and closely take note of the details and craftsmanship in your works. Sometimes if we would try to explain how we did the work it would take up a whole page, and some may not understand the process. If I told you to look closely at my pen, and told you that the reason the first half of the lower barrel is wavy and the pattern close together is to represent the flowers floating in the water, the second half of the barrel are the flowers moving up the bank, and the top barrel representing the flowers standing on the high ground getter larger as they reach the cap. Unless explained this way, no one would notice this. Jim S
 
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