Thin red line pen.

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This is my first acrylic pen and I think it turned out alright. It’s a slimline pen with a black chrome pen kit from Rockler.

This was a bit of a challenge for me because I’ve never turned acrylic. I normally us a roughing gouge to turn wood pens. I had a hard time finding the sweet spot with the bevel of my chisel and the blank. Once I found the sweet spot, it got easier. I have another then red line pen blank prepped and ready to turn.

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Very nice Ben. Yes, I have had the same issues with acrylics. you will also find there are "different" acrylics; one will turn as smooth as everything; the next will try to chip out if you look at it wrong. Can't tell you which is which. but very nice job on this one. I have also used carbide tools on acrylics; think I have it down and then the same thing. Will go back to roughing gouge and skew and have a nice product!! Maybe change the angle you are holding your mouth; I will let the experts on this site chime in for the real advice!!!
 

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Looks good,negative rake carbides are the way to go on all plastics.
 
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