My next off-label planned use for the butane torch is to try
polishing acrylic pen blanks after turning them on the lathe.
What do you mean Kathy? Are you making your own pens? That is
something I would be interested in hearing about.
Yep, I’m just starting to use a lathe to turn wood and acrylic
blanks into parts for pens. Simple twist pens with roller ball ink
inserts at this point, nothing fancy (yet). Right now I’m using
commercial kits for the pen parts.
To keep this jewelry-related, someday when I have a better handle on
metal shrinkage, I will venture into casting my own clips, caps,
center bands and tips, and I’ll eventually move on to making