I have seen a few pens shown here so thought i would post one that I finished today. I was finally able to get in my shop after my back went out on me a couple weeks ago. I finished up a blank for a pen I was making. This is a Sierra Vista chrome kit with a black acylic and aluminum celtic knot that i made. Spun it and polished to a high shine. Thanks for looking and any questions or comments are always welcomed.
Very pretty. Is that knot a specialty blank that you turned?
Not sure what a specialty blank is. But I made this blank from black acylic and cut the celtic knot design in it and filled with 1/16" aluminum. Glued that in place using epoxy. Then spun it round and finished and polished it.
I added this to a series of pens I have been making that I use black acrylic and aluminum.
A specialty blank would be one of those premade blanks you buy and just turn. Since you are making these yourself, if you have some pictures of the process I would love to see em. Especially how you get that aluminum into position and how you form it and position it in a mold.