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nonentity
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2008 7:22 am    Post subject: Machined steel drawing pencil... Reply with quote

I just finished machining this drawing pencil...



This morning it was a two foot stainless steel rod I scavenged from a copy machine a while back.


Now after a little time at the lathe, it is my new drawing pencil. Here it is with the leftover roller rod from the copier I cut the pencil from.

I decided that my rotring 600 series drawing pencil was getting too scarce to replace if I lost it, since they don't make them anymore, and I wanted to make sure I had a replacement that was the same weight, if not heavier, which this is.

I think it turned out ok, I got the internal parts from the woodstore, they carry pen turning stuff, but they looked at me funny when I said I was going to make a pencil out of steel.

Anyway, this was good practice for when I make my holy grail - a damascus steel pen and pencil set. Which would look like this photoshopped prototype.


I also made a second one, there's a build log for it - http://www.nonentity.com/New/Main/projects/SteelPencil2.htm



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Turd
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 5:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, those look awesome! Very cool Cool


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nonentity
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Turd wrote:
Wow, those look awesome! Very cool Cool


eric


Thanks so much, man!
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Alan
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great work and very nice pictures!
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Project_Nightmare
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2008 12:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

One word comes to my mind when I see this... Overkill Razz Could you sign me up to get one of those wicked pens???
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Nginuity
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2008 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I see you've been at the ranch again!
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nonentity
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2008 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nginuity wrote:
I see you've been at the ranch again!


Actually, I just recently got a lathe in to my garage, 7"x20"!

Oh yeah, it's on now!

And thanks so much Alan & HackedGadgets for the nice frontpage feature!
I really appreciate it!!!
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nonentity
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2008 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Project_Nightmare wrote:
One word comes to my mind when I see this... Overkill Razz Could you sign me up to get one of those wicked pens???


Sure thing, man, email me at bradley@nonentity.com if you want more info...

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