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PostSubject: Re: acrylic pen blanks   Tue Sep 16, 2014 8:41 pm


Use 5min. Epoxy it gives you lots of time
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PostSubject: Re: acrylic pen blanks   Sun Sep 14, 2014 10:34 pm

cool I must get some of that thick glue too then
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PostSubject: Re: acrylic pen blanks   Sun Sep 14, 2014 9:30 am

My experience with the thin glue is that it tends to get everywhere, often inside the tubes as well.

I now only use the thickest CA that I can find. The one I am using at present also seems to have a reasonable 'set' time so you can rotate the tube nicely to spread the glue evenly on the tube.

So far this has worked for me and I will continue until I have problems.

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PostSubject: Re: acrylic pen blanks   Sat Sep 13, 2014 8:02 pm

hi there rob

im only trimming a little away I guess around 3 to 4mms away till I just touch the brass tubes ,the glue im using is the thin runny one from hardware centre
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PostSubject: Re: acrylic pen blanks   Fri Sep 12, 2014 5:37 pm

How much of the blank are you trimming away? If it more than a few mms then the trimmer does tend to get warm, but I have done a fair amount of acrylic pens and have never had a problem(yet!)

I made a jig to fit my bandsaw so the blanks are only 1-2mm longer than the tubes, for the 7mm tubes I use a hand trimmer as I find it is better than the drill press mounted ones.

Also what glue are you using and how long are you waiting before trimming ?

I know a friend who has recently had problems with CA glue after using it for years and he has now gone back to epoxy. I must be lucky as I have never had a problem (yet!)with using CA to glue the tubes.

Hope you come right soon, just don't give up Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: acrylic pen blanks   Thu Sep 11, 2014 11:31 pm

Orffer wrote:
The process seems fine.

Shooting from the hip here, but have you checked for any of these:

1. The glue did not cure
2. The Brass tube was not roughened up
3. The trimmer pen mill got caught and it ripped the brass tube off the blank

If the problem persists, I'm close so I can come over on a Saturday morning and check out what you are doing...

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Dieter

yes please may u come over I know I don't have the best workshop and the best sharp tools but I do get along fine lol I do sharpen them
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PostSubject: Re: acrylic pen blanks   Thu Sep 11, 2014 12:20 pm

The process seems fine.

Shooting from the hip here, but have you checked for any of these:

1. The glue did not cure
2. The Brass tube was not roughened up
3. The trimmer pen mill got caught and it ripped the brass tube off the blank

If the problem persists, I'm close so I can come over on a Saturday morning and check out what you are doing...

Regards
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PostSubject: acrylic pen blanks   Wed Sep 10, 2014 11:32 pm

HI there

Tonight I tried to make a acrylic pen and hmm it seems that once I have cut the blank in 2 then mark it for the centre then i drill the hole for the brass tubes and then glue the brass tubes in to the blanks , when I start to use my barrel trimmer to trim both ends to the brass tube it just heats up and the brass tubes fall out.

what am I doing wrong here ?
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