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    executive twist in chrome finish/red acrylic

    figured Im on my way to doc tomorrow, noticed his nurse had on a Halloween button last week, so Ill give her a pen for torturing me all the time.
    She likes to make fun of my fear of long needles stuck into my knee, my interpretation, assault with a deadly weapon.

    anyway, its a chrome executive twist, made with a red acrylic blank.
    Sanded with micro mesh/and wet paper towel, used flitz plastic wax to polish. best picture I got with the cell.

    dan sent me a box full of nice wooden blanks that I tubed up for another 6 of these, but Ill get to them when the knee feels better.
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    It was my intention to turn half dozen of these pens in one day, and some stoppers, but Im happy I got something done today.
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    That style of pen along with the pencil is my favorite carry set. Love the red acrylic, Allen. Did it have a name? Your nurse should love it as well. Even with a cell pic, it shows up very great.

    Give those knees a rest, and stay well!
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    Great looking pen, Allen! I'm sure your nurse will love it - just don't tell her what a nice Halloween mask she's wearing!!!
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    Glad you were able to get out there and turn something Allen! Looks great!
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    mack , while youre here, is there any advantage to using the flitz paste over the liquid?
    and what about a buffer for the lathe, to you think I should invest in one if Im going to make a lot of acrylic products>, this red acrylic had a name, I don't recall, sorry. I purchased it at the Saratoga woodworking show this past march.

    Ive noticed a lot of people prefer pens over the roller ball styles. Its ok with me, the pens are cheaper, and I give them all as gifts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Bower View Post
    Glad you were able to get out there and turn something Allen! Looks great!
    I have a chunk of cherry sitting on the shelf, courtesy of Ted, and its killing me I want to get started on it.
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    I pm'd you!
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    Great looking writing instrument.
    It will be appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allen levine View Post
    mack , while youre here, is there any advantage to using the flitz paste over the liquid?
    and what about a buffer for the lathe, to you think I should invest in one if Im going to make a lot of acrylic products>, this red acrylic had a name, I don't recall, sorry. I purchased it at the Saratoga woodworking show this past march.

    Ive noticed a lot of people prefer pens over the roller ball styles. Its ok with me, the pens are cheaper, and I give them all as gifts.
    Allen,
    You don't need to waste money on a buffer for the lathe.
    To polish acrylic, after sand 400 grit buffed with extra fine steel wool, polish with Hut Ultra Gloss.
    Works great for me.

    Les
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