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 Post subject: Snake Skin Pens
PostPosted: Sun Jun 20, 2010 10:54 pm 
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In beteen chemo treatments and on good days I have been making some pens. Here are some made from snake skin blanks.


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Very nice!!! Are the blanks difficult to turn?


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Beautiful work Smith! I like the pen stand too. :wink:

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The blanks are a little difficult they are softer than other plastics. As I understand the process the catalist for the resin has to be measured carefully. If you get to much it generates to much heat and damages the snake skin. The first one I tried I blew up using regular lathe tools one of the suggestions was to use a file and that worked well. By the way the skins came from Wyoming Prairie Rattlesnake Thanks for the kind remarks Smith

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