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Cwalker935

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I have been obsessed with trying to make tops with longer spin times and bought some soapstone with the thought that it would be heavier and may be good for a longer spinning top. After I got it, I decided to make a pen. The soapstone is much softer than I expected and I ended up going with a kit with a heavier wall thickness. Here is my end result after a little experimentation. Fly Fishing pen kit.


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leehljp

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Excellent choice all the way around. Looks Great!

I have thought about making a soapstone pen many times, but just have not ordered any soapstone.
 
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Well done, Cody !!!

Very interesting and inspiring result !!

Thanks for showing !!

Gonna hafta try some soapstone now !!
 

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Wonderful looking pen. Soapstone is on my list as well.
Did you soak it with CA glue before turning? I thought it might be necessary to keep it from shattering.
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I did not soak it. I did not have any issues turning it, however, pressing in parts in thin walled kits was an issue. Soaking with thin CA may have helped with that.
 

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Excellent choice all the way around. Looks Great!

I have thought about making a soapstone pen many times, but just have not ordered any soapstone.
Hubert here. Just did a soapstone for the first time. Very soft! Don't really like working with it BUT - you will be interested to hear - the scraper worked really well.
 
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