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    A couple of pens that I cast the blanks for.

    I cast these about a week or so ago. These were out of the same casting. I make 5 blanks out of each casting and sold 3 of the blanks. I always take the leftovers for myself. These were the ugliest of the bunch. The material is Alumalite and a type of cactus. The cactus pressure stabilizes very well and turns like it is all resin. The finish on both is CA and BLO.

    Wish my photos were better. I am working on that but I need to get a real camera sometime.

    Thanks,

    Alan
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    Wow, that's very cool. Alan. I'd love to see a tutorial on how you do the casting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    Wow, that's very cool. Alan. I'd love to see a tutorial on how you do the casting.
    Me too

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    I too would like to see a tutorial. I've seen a few of these castings lately, but I have no idea how they're made.

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    Thanks guy's for the kind words. I will see what I can do for a tutorial. The one thing you need is a pressure pot. I cast at very high pressure for these types of blanks 115 to 120PSI which is way over what the pot is designed for. I have seen some cut loose. They don't blow up typically the gasket lets loose and knocks the pot over or spews resign all over. I will see if I can find some pics of my pot.

    Thanks,

    Alan
    Last edited by Alan Trout; 04-17-2009 at 02:38 AM. Reason: content

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