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3rd Oct 2011, 08:56 PM
Ever wonder how fancy pen case are done with beautiful waves etc, here's two video's

1st is using a traditional OT lathe

Holtzapffel Ornamental pen barrel turning - YouTube

2nd a Giulloche machine this one is quite long but worth it.

Pen Barrel Guilloché - long movie - YouTube

4th Oct 2011, 11:47 AM
Interesting stuff, :2tsup: I worked with some of this as an apprentice. We used to make the sheet metal dies for up market brush set male and female, some of the parts were set out for engine turning after pressing. The whole lot was then polished and gold plated ready for sale.

4th Oct 2011, 01:12 PM
So your and old Ornamental Turner from way back Hugie :p

5th Oct 2011, 06:54 AM
wow thanks for them the only thing is ... i dont have that much floor space to spare HOWEVER i do have a bealle pen wizard :D just gotta play with it some more

5th Oct 2011, 04:59 PM
Those machines must cost a small fortune. Turn out nice pens tho.

7th Oct 2011, 12:06 AM
So your and old Ornamental Turner from way back

go easy on the old you mongrel. :U