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    Sierra Canadian Shredded Currency pen blanks using Resin Saver mold rather than pouring a slab and having to use a pressure pot.

    1. Found that the spray adhesive used on the brass tube reacted with the PR resulting in some of the shredded pieces of money coming loose and floating to the surface.



    2. The resulting reaction of the PR on the adhesive also caused the release of a lot of air bubbles which I was able to remove with no problems.

    3. With some of the pieces of shredded money floating to the surface resulted in some voids and tear-out while turning.





    4. The voids and tear-out were easily repaired with Med CA.




    I am going to try some different methods of adhering the shredded money to the tubes to see if I can find a product that will not react with the PR.

    Les
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    Where can one purchase the mold Les?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Burr View Post
    Where can one purchase the mold Les?
    Jim,

    I got mine here:
    http://www.penturners.org/forum/showthread.php?t=57377

    Les
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    Thanks for the post, Les. Do you suppose a water-based glue like Elmer's or Titebond might work better for holding the paper to the tube? I think it'd resist the plastic resin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    Thanks for the post, Les. Do you suppose a water-based glue like Elmer's or Titebond might work better for holding the paper to the tube? I think it'd resist the plastic resin.
    I tried the water based glues and I think that could be the problem.

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    What about a spray glue and 'rolling' the tubes in the paper?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Dowell View Post
    What about a spray glue and 'rolling' the tubes in the paper?
    Tried some spray adhesives with no success as of yet.

    Les
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