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Old 03-09-2017, 08:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Most videos I've seen concerning kitless pen manufacture where the interior of the barrel would be visible or where the maker simply wanted the interior to be as clean as possible for holding and dispensing clean ink, the interior of the barrel was sanded and polished using a shop-made lapping tool. Typically a dowel or rod with a slot in it for holding the sandpaper or a bit of cloth with the polishing compound.

Makes more sense, in my mind, to make the required tool to your own custom specifications rather than to buy a kit full of tools that you'll likely never use 80% of them ... but I do like that the option is available! :)
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