I have done a lot of cardboard work which is a great way to repurpose shipping boxes. And….
And I have a friend who has sent me pics and information about a project he just completed.
He took Milk Jugs and used the plastic to make a pen blank. A pen blank is the body of a pen. You insert the inky part into it. It’s a fun project and something like this is done all the time with woodturning tools.
People like to turn exotic woods into a pen blank. And those projects are great. You end up with a custom made pen.
But this re-use of milk jug plastic is just terrific because it reuses those milk jugs. You literally have a whole lot of raw material that you don’t have to buy.
Here is the pen that he made:
It doesn’t take a lot. 350 degrees F in the oven and the plastic from milk jugs is workable and moldable.
He made a wooden jig to press the plastic into.
Now you can see how this plastic has a whole lot of potential for many different types of projects.
Well, I think it is a really fun, and really interesting process and project and if you want to see the complete tutorial it’s right here on my website: Recycling milk jugs to make pen blanks.