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    Newbie to pen turning

    Hello to all,
    I am new to this facinating subject and have (during a course at Axminster) turned two pens. I have never used a forum before so please excuse any mistakes.
    I really want to make and cast my own blanks as I have plenty of ideas, but I need to know more about resins and acrylics etc.
    I know nothing about these plastics and really need to know what are the best liquids and hardners to use and the best place to purchase them.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated and all replies will be acknowledged.
    Cheers


     
     
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    Welcome to the forum.....we have a few casters on here who will be able to point you in the right direction.....just not me....
    I only open my mouth...to change feet...
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    Can’t help with the casting but others on here can. Welcome to the forum Frederick.

     
     
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    Quote Originally Posted by flexi View Post
    Welcome to the forum.....we have a few casters on here who will be able to point you in the right direction.....just not me....
    Hi there
    Thank you for the welcome, it is appreciated. Still new to forums etc and hope I am sending a reply.
    Cheers

     
     
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    [QUOTE=flexi;310371]Welcome to the forum.....we have a few casters on here who will be able to point you in the right direction.....just not me....[/QUOTE
    Thanks ever so much. Looking forward to making good quality pens etc..
    Cheers

     
     
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    Welcome to the group Frederick.
    If we know where about your from you may be able to meet up with some of the guys who can help you.
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    Hello Bill
    I live in Kent so quite some distance away really. A good idea though. Not sure if there are any pen turner gatherings locally; if not maybe time to start one.
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    There’s a wood turning club near you, maybe they have a few Pen turners?

    ORCHARD WOODTURNERS. GREAT CLUB. COME AND JOIN US

     
     
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    Quote Originally Posted by 21William View Post
    There’s a wood turning club near you, maybe they have a few Pen turners?

    ORCHARD WOODTURNERS. GREAT CLUB. COME AND JOIN US
    Hi
    Thanks, I will contact them.
    Thanks again.

    Regards,
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    Welcome to the forum Frederick - this place is a font of knowledge - really helpful people and I'm sure you'll find most if not all the answers you need

    Tony

     
     

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