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For this project I wanted to make something a little different but still very doable for the novice woodworker or wood turner. I choose another pen project with some notable differences. First off I started with a different style pen kit not just the standard slimline kit. This kit is a vertex kit from Rockler Woodworking and you need some different tools and accessories for this style kit. More on that later on. If you would like more details or would like to see any of the other projects I have been working on head over to my website. There you can also buy a spot in the raffle where I will be giving away a Custom Pool Cue, A Custom Vertex Pen, and a Custom Slimline Pen. Here is the link if you would like to try to win, https://jpaynewoodworking.com/product/raffle-win-a-custom-pool-cue/ . There are only 250 spots so do not miss out. So lets dive into it.

Step 1: Cutting the Honeycomb

Picture of Cutting the Honeycomb

The first thing I did was to cut the aluminum honeycomb to fit into the silicon mold I was using to cast the pen blanks. Using the band saw made quick work of the aluminum honeycomb even with the wood blade that was on it. The honeycomb is a soft metal and cuts easily. I cut the honeycomb out to where it would fit perfectly into the mold without pressing into the edges of the mold. I normally would give measurements for this but these will differ depending on what mold you are using.

AceSound5 months ago
Nice idea. Interesting, are these honeycombs available made from brass or copper? it should give more luxury look to finished product...
Jpayne Woodworking (author)  AceSound5 months ago
I'm not due and I think Cooper much be too hard to cut on a wood lathe but brass might be ok