I’ve had this idea for about a year now. I have finally got to it. At work we have a key machine and I have been collecting the shaving for about a year. I got some test tubes from a party store. Mixed the key shaving and epoxy together and poor the mix into the tube. What i wasn’t expecting is the heat that it put off. It was hot enough to melt the tubes and causing them to bend. This created a small problem. It was a pain in the butt to the the mold out of the tube. Nothing a hammer can’t fix. I was planning on drilling a small hole in the bottom of the tube and shoot it with air. Nope: Ended up just breaking the tube away from the mold. the first one I broke the mold. I ended up with five good molds to work from. I ended up with 4 pens I kept three of them and I gave one to Chris Cute for giving me a hard question on the Maritime woodworking show. Check out the show and go check out Chris’s channel. On to the project.
After completing the project it reminded me of 1970’s pimp shoe you would see on TV. If you haven’t seen the pen press video here’s the link.