Finished More Pens

I’ve finished three new Funline pens. This will be a short post just showing my progress. 

Lessons Learned

  1. My mandrel saver isn’t as good at keeping the mandrel concentric as the nut is. So I’m using the nut and live center and getting good results again.
  2. Finish shaping with 150 grit isn’t working for me. It shapes fine but some of the scratches are so deep that I can run through all the grits and micro-mesh grits without removing all the scratches. I recommend finishing with tools and then going straight to 220 grit.
  3. Paint your tubes. These pens are so thin that the brass tube is clearly visible if the resin has any transparency at all.