Weekly update: Year 3 week 2: New year, old mistakes

* pen making

Some mistakes continue to happen, and I continue to attempt to fix them. This time it was the section of a new pen, when I was cutting the section off of the blank it chipped around the edge, this was entirely my fault, I wasn’t spinning the lathe up high enough. Remember, when cutting high speed is good, either that or use a hack saw. So yeah, I ended up with something I thought I could use as I worked out the inner diameter of the hole for the section was small enough there should have been enough material left. Well, guess what [there wasn’t](https://i.imgur.com/Dn3Z3uT.jpg).

I probably should have stopped working on pens this morning when I went down to the workshop and ended up having to take the front panel off the lathe to get at the [electronics](https://i.imgur.com/7Myh7cx.jpg). The on off buttons had become loose and ended up moving to the point where they no longer worked. The casing had cracked around the join, I epoxied it back together and fixed it in the end.

I made a bunch of smaller pens last week plus one or two customer pens. [This](https://i.imgur.com/BZAVPp7.jpg) is what I ended up with. In there is one made out of Kirinite pearl acrylic, I love it [the material almost glows](https://i.imgur.com/pHg3NKx.jpg) . The ones I am working on now are the two which I didn’t get to [finish](https://i.imgur.com/ZkNSQTt.jpg) plus a bunch [more](https://i.imgur.com/Is6frZr.jpg) there are two customer ones in there which are [these](https://i.imgur.com/c2H0skq.jpg). When I finished up as I had to cook dinner and get stuff around the house done I ended up with a bunch of sections and two fully shaped [pens](https://i.imgur.com/PxaaFTJ.jpg).

One thing I did do was make a section to a new design which has the threads on the front of it which will screw into the cap just further back. [This](https://i.imgur.com/0fhBbdp.jpg) is what it looks like now I am still playing around in my head what it will end up like.

The giveaway is now ended I will announce the winner in the week.

Any feedback and suggestions on what you want to see would be much appreciated.

Well that’s it for this week, take care my friends, and most of all, stay safe.

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