Solid aluminium meal rod in either 16mm or 20mm diameters
For a different turning experience and finish
PLEASE READ THE GUIDE TO TURNING ALUMINIUM ON THE INSTRUCTION TAB BELOW
You need 102mm to make an Atom pen which means the piece left is to short for anything else after sawing.
150mm is longer than many blanks available (most are 130mm), the remaining 50mm would be enough to complete a keyring pen kit or Saturn pen kit
Perfect turned a lovely on my wood lathe many thanks.
I had this to make a light pull mandrel after seeing your bottle stopper mandrel made it one afternoon work perfect
Harder to turn but well worth it. I used a 8by8 HSS, shaped it and it cut the aluminium ok.
to hard on hands and tools,
Good quality and price
excellent used with pen kit need a good hacksaw blade
These are very good sized blanks and easy to cut and turn with a sharp tool. I used an old spindle roughing gouge to turn with and once I got used to the difference between them and wood, things went really well.
Aluminium turning guide click HERE