How to make a Laminated Candy Cane Blank
Here’s a fun and festive project idea for the holiday’s that will surely impress any recipient. Learn how to make a laminated candy cane blank in 9 easy steps. You can also create any color combination pen blank you desire using the same process below. Click here for Printable Instructions
Materials you need:
For this project choose a combination of white, red and green plastic blanks such as #WXLL05 Aphroditie White Marble, #WXLB6058 Lava Bright Silk Ruby Red, and #WXLB6358 Lava Bright Silk Emerald Green which are the blanks we used in this example.
Tools you need:
Step 1: Cut your blanks at a 45 degree angle
Step 2: Sand both surfaces on a disc sander
Step 3: Glue the two pieces together
Step 4: Cut again at 45 degrees
|Repeat the first four steps for each new blank
Repeat the steps until you have the desired blank length, making the blank long enough for trimming. NOTE: For a pen with 2 blanks - make one long blank then cut 2 blanks from the original to maintain the pattern once the pen is assembled.
|Cut at 45� angle
Step 5: Cut your blank(s) to the tube length. and square up the ends.
Step 6: Drill the blank.
|Step 7: Glue the blank.
Spread CA glue over your tubes. Insert each tube into the barrel with a twisting motion to spread the glue evenly inside.
|Step 8: Mount your blank and turn as usual.Turn the barrels with sharp tools close to the bushing diameter. Sand the barrels to match the bushing diameter. Sand and polish acrylic blanks with our Plastic Finishing kit (Item # PKFINKIT) and polish with One Step Plastic Finish (Item #ONESTEP).
Step 9: Assemble