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    Default Abalone Shell for cast blanks

    Wanted I would like to hear from someone who casts pen blanks. And is willing to do some for me, I will supply sheets of flexible Abalone as insert material .

    Thanks Ian
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    I have cast a few blanks, but haven't tackled abalone yet..... Nay I enquire as to where you got the sheets?

    Dai sensei (Neil) would certainly be a good start point to ask....I'd suggest sending him a private message
    "All the gear and no idea"

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    Thank you Gabreil, sorry mate as I import and sell this and other shell products like it i can,t
    disclose the suppler .Took me yrs to find it

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    If that's the case then maybe I'll be hitting you up for some myself (didn't realise you were a supplier! - even better)

    Pm me some details on price per sheet if you are selling as I'd love to have a go at making done blanks (though wouldn't offer my services as I haven't done them before)
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    Thanks I will do , also black mother of pearl is stunning


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    Where do we find your stuff for sale ?
    Do you have a website, or eBay.....
    ​Brad.

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    Sorry no web site etc yet has been word of mouth but will try an instagram page soon .For now I can sent info and pictures via email. Or PM. My email is ianartlett1@bigpond.com I also have coated sheet suitable for box tops etc thanks for the enquirey


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    Can I ask how flexible is it? Can it be rolled around a tube or does it need to be cut into strips?

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    Hi it is flexible to just under 10mm diam also comes in black mother of pearl and a few other. Then a coated range for inlay etc


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    What do you mean by FLEXIBLE Abolone?

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    It is a very thin sheet of Ab shell 230x140 approx you can cut it to size for a pen tube and wrap it around in one piece then mould to make a blank. Min diam is just under 10mm. The coated sheets are rigid more for inlay work.


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    sounds a bit like the old 1920s mica sheets -with shellac -made lovely lamp shades.

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    Itís a top secret process the shell layers are peeled then bonded. Other shell varieties also in the range. Also can get custom lazer cut to your patten shell say for fret board work up to A4 size in some of it


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    By the way anyone know of a cheap source of the old shellac/ mica sheets that were so popular in 1920+ america lovely warm glow to them and could be reshaped with a bit of heat?
    sorry don't know the propper term.

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    Mica was used in wood fire doors in the 50,s I wonder if thatís worth pursuing


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