Question on Mosaic pins

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ccccchunt

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Has anyone ever embedded mosaic pins into your pen blanks? I have the opportunity to have a display case set up at a couple of our local pet supply/training stores and I would like to work some pet related items into my turned pens. I am not a huge fan of "themed" pen kits but I just ordered a few of the PSI Cat and Dog pen kits. I was thinking that I could drill through my exotic wood blanks and insert a mosaic pin that would look pretty nice.

Looking to see if anyone had done this and how hard the pin would be to turn. I have turned brass and aluminum on my wood lathe before so don't think hardness would be an issue. Or maybe inlay and sand to final thickness?

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jttheclockman

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Yes. Looked in there but only saw stuff for knives. Don't think I will be spinning a knife on my lathe at 2500 rpm!! ;)
That is not true. There are pen turners that use mosaic pins too. I know there is a segmented pen turner that uses them. There is no reason you can not incorporate them in a blank. There are pen turners that use them in their caps. What they do is make a long tube of one and then cut to their needs.
 
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