Turning Archive 2007

Subject:
Cactus Statesman

Jim Shaver - Oakville, Ontario
>Hi,

I am finally getting around to posting a Statesman roller ball pen I made with a resin casted cactus. I purchased the blank from a person who makes them by layering cactus ribs in the resin.

This one was clear and I painted the tube and the drilled hole with Testors Boot Black acrylic, two coats. I used epoxy to glue in the tubes.

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The blank turned very nicely and the surface has a slight textured feel in places where the cactus is near the surface.

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I finished the blank using MM and plastic polish.

Comments and critiques are all welcomed.

Take care,
Jim

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