Choosing the Clean – Step 2 in My Pen Making

Choosing the Clean – Step 2 in My Pen Making

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Choosing the Clean

The second step of the pen making course of is to pick out the pen blanks. Since I make pens in each timber and acrylic (resin) there are a lot of choices. The goal is to pick out blanks that match pen varieties in a method that prospects like them. I additionally make polymer clay pens, however the course of is sort of totally different.

Firstly, deciding on timber blanks. My workshop has some timber blanks already made. They’re items of wooden about 18 mm x 18 mm by something from 130 mm to 300 mm lengthy. If I’m making a pen for inventory, I’ll select quite a lot of timber that I’ve not used earlier than for that pen kind. My ready timber inventory contains over 100 Australian and worldwide species of timber. I began making pens with native timbers comparable to camphor laurel, silky oak, Queensland maple, crimson cedar, rose mahogany and brush-box that I had readily available. I had collected these timbers after I was in full-time work however had little time to show any objects. During the last years, I’ve improve inventory to many extra native and worldwide timbers. As I exploit the inventory, I mill small logs with a bandsaw. Relying on the timber, the primary lower is both by means of the center of the small log or diagonally by means of it. The remainder of the log is then both quarter-sawn or half-sawn relying on which reducing methodology produces probably the most attention-grabbing grain pattens. Items of wooden about 18 mm x 18 mm sq. are the end result. I label the items that I don’t use instantly and retailer them.

Secondly, deciding on acrylic blanks is way simpler. The acrylic blanks I exploit are (15 mm x 15 mm x 130 mm). Nevertheless, the time to purchase is when they’re on sale or discounted with quantity reductions. So I’ve a inventory of blanks that change in quantity. I’ve discovered that prospects have a spread of most popular colours, so I inventory many resin blanks. For example, prospects like “Sweet crush” acrylic with streamline pens. Principally nevertheless, I combine and match and see the place it leads.

The second step of the method could take some time, if I want to organize blanks from small logs.

However, I goal to seek out blanks that may end nicely and go well with the pen kind. Some pen makers recuperate “outdated” wooden by impregnating the wooden with resin. A mission for the longer term!

One of many challenges in a wood-workers life is to withstand among the cut price temptations when shopping for timber.

Choosing the Clean – Step 2 in My Pen Making

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