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Old 03-14-2018, 10:18 AM   #4 (permalink)
Timber Ripper
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I too botched the drilling of an acrylic blank.. The bit caught and bound at the very end resulting in deep internal gouges. Because the blank did not shatter or split, I didn't realize it until it was turned down very thin to fit the executive pen kit. It buffed up fine.. No external scratches but can see the internal gouges and the brass tube at its thinnest edge.
I have four more to do to complete an order. What I will do differently on the next 4 is, I will cut the blank 1/4 longer than needed so I don't have to drill completely through. Than cut to size after drilling. Also, because this kit requires to turn so thin, I will take Mal's advice as suggest to Gary to paint the inside of the blank.

Live and learn..
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