Grand Piano Laser-Cut Inlay Pen Kit Blank
Show your flair for music with this unique Grand Piano Inlay Kit! The laser cut keyboard is made from American Holly and assembles like a jigsaw puzzle to make a beautiful one-of-a-kind piano pen. Designed for Manhattan Chrome, Manhattan Gold, and Elegant Manhattan style pen kits only, sold separately.
Features:Fits Manhattan Pen Hardware Kits (Sold Separately)
Difficulty Level (1 Easy - 5 Hard): 1
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over 2 years ago
over 2 years ago
over 3 years ago
When glueing the blank, I put on three coats to make sure all gaps were filled.
Center the tube in the blank, don't eyeball it measure it.
If the inlay has a 'lip' on it put it on the mandrel with the 'lip' facing away from the tool so it can't catch on the inlay and tear out.
Do not sand, do not sand, oh did I say do not sand. CA finish, beautiful.
After assembling the pieces, I used CA to glue the keyboard to the black barrel. Make sure you generously coat all seams. I only use 2 part epoxy (either 5 min or mid cure) to glue in the tubes. I let them set overnight.
I mount the blank on the lathe and sand with 220 grit paper at about 1500 rpm. This evens out the barrel so the chisel does not catch a high spot and rip it out. I use a skew and bring the barrel to size. This is very important: DO NOT SAND! It will cause the black to migrate into the white keys. I finish turning with a skew and very light cuts. If you do this right, it be very smooth and not need sanding. I use a CA method to finish.
The key is not to sand, but you must have good chisel skills to accomplish this. Good luck!!
over 4 years ago