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    My First PR Casting

    Stainless Steel Braid Sierra blanks.
    Finished pens to follow.

    Les



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    Looks good to me. Nice mold you have there. Need to get into that one of these days.

    Now that you are making your own castings, I can hardly wait to see what kind of creative castings you come up with!
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    ok les how do they postion the feather blanks??? i can see how you make the braided ones but the feather held still is a trick i need to see
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    Little higher class operation than I fabricated when I made my Fruit Loop pen.
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    Those look very cool, Les. Where did you find the mold?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    Those look very cool, Les. Where did you find the mold?
    Vaughn,

    In case Les doesn't check in for a while... It looks like one of Charlie Clougherty's molds from over at the IAP site. http://www.penturners.org/forum/showthread.php?t=61736 That thread as a FAQ regarding the molds.

    -Tony

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    Larry, you may know this but here is a great tutorial on the feather pens.

    http://shanewhitlock.com/photo/v/wood/pens/feather_tut/

    Les, great job on those casts. Sure wish I would get busy and try casting.

    Do you use a pressure pot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Pridmore View Post
    Vaughn,

    In case Les doesn't check in for a while... It looks like one of Charlie Clougherty's molds from over at the IAP site. http://www.penturners.org/forum/showthread.php?t=61736 That thread as a FAQ regarding the molds.

    -Tony
    Thanks much, Tony. I was guessing it was one of the IAP guys. I don't get over there much, so you saved me a bunch of hunting.
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    Really nice looking blanks Les. Can't wait to see them done.
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    Nice How do you keep the ends of the braid from fraying. How will you trim it to keep the ends even
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