Sun Mar 31 10am —
Woodshop - Lathes
1825 Monetary Ln #104 Carrollton, TX 75006
||We will be making an Acrylic Secret Compartment Keychain. See attached photo for example.
- Cost: $6.00
- DMS members only
- Ages 18+
Cancellations for this event must be made before March 31, 2019 — 10:00am.
Registration for the event is closed.
About this Event
In this class we will make an Acrylic Secret Compartment Keychain. The process for the keychain barrel is similar to most pen kits as they have a brass center tube, and are turned on a mandrel using end bushings as size guides. Acrylics are more challenging than turning wood so we will spend about 3-4 times longer sanding and polishing to get a mirror finish.
• 2 hours scheduled, but may not take the entire time.
Techniques & Tools
• Cutting and drilling the pen blank to size
• Gluing in the brass center tube
• Turning the barrel
• Sanding and finishing the barrel
• Assembling the keychain
• Keychain Kit & Pen Blank
• Lathe tools
• End bushings
• Pen Mandrel
• Polishing paste
Special Considerations and Warnings
Please make sure to wear short sleeves, do not wear any dangling jewelry, and tie back any long hair. Bring eye and breathing protection at all times when using a wood lathe.