Bronze/Violet Acrylic Handle Blank  Zoom

Bronze/Violet Acrylic Handle Blank

Item #: 45067
$15.79
Each In Stock

Overview

The generous dimensions of these shimmering iridescent blanks make them ideal for our Stainless Steel Ice Cream Scoop Hardware Kit (34360, sold separately), and our Pizza Cutter Blade Kit (34913, sold separately). They also make great tool handles and turning stock for other projects wider than a pen blank. Approximately 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 6".

Technical Details:
  • Blank measures approximately 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 6"L.
  • Turns very quickly; take care turning with light pressure.
  • Blanks can be finished after turning by sanding to a fine grit and then polishing on a buffing wheel with Corian® polish, buffing compound or Hut finishing blocks.
  • Each blank is sold individually.

Tech Spec

Manufacturer Part Number WBIA02
Weight (lbs) 0.7000
Length 6"
Width 1-1/2"
Thickness 1-1/2"
Blank Type Acrylic

What's included:

(1) Bronze/Violet Acrylic Handle Blank

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Beautiful

Jason Posted December 21, 2013
This was my second acrylester handle, and I will be ordering more. It is really cool stuff. Colors change as you look at it from different angles. Everyone I show it to is blown away.
I found that the 2 main keys to successful turning of these blanks are 1) after rounding, increase speed (I used 2430 RPM) and 2) use sharp tools. Slower speeds and dull tools produce chips. Other tips: use a live center (like Rockler's 43472). My lathe had a "dead" center, which I started to use, then quickly realized that it was melting the acrylester...duh. I switched to a live center which worked great. Don't be aggressive. Be gentle. Trying to cut too fast will result in chipping. When sanding, try not to create too much heat. I found that if I wasn't constantly moving the sandpaper around, it created too much heat and caused tiny cracks in the surface of the acrylester. I used a DAMP Scotchbrite-type abrasive pad (equivalent to #00 steel wool) for the last step before polishing, which worked really well. I made a pizza cutter handle (for Rockler's 34913) and thanks to a tip I found somewhere, I placed the insert on the allen wrench and heated it up with a propane torch. Not SUPER hot, but hot, then quickly screwed it in (I drilled a 1/2" hole). This worked beautifully. Otherwise, I fear that it would have cracked the handle. The end result was a beautiful, smooth, shiny handle. I didn't have to fill anything with CA glue like some of the other reviews I've read about acrylester. Good luck!

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