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Old 04-20-2017, 11:44 AM   #21 (permalink)
 
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No kitless pens have tubes,...
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So is an acrylic blank strong enough to stand on it's own? How thin can you go? I have done some 2mm pencils without tubes but they were all wood.

I'm hoping to get a metal lathe soon so I can start doing my own kitless, (and make my own kits!) tones of ideas and no outlet... yet.

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Acrylic is fine for tubeless, and you wont need a metal lathe for kitless, but I use mine for it. For the most part because the centers are perfectly lined up but none of my wood lathes are.

It is very fun and very challenging!

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I wondered that.
So is an acrylic blank strong enough to stand on it's own? How thin can you go? I have done some 2mm pencils without tubes but they were all wood.

I'm hoping to get a metal lathe soon so I can start doing my own kitless, (and make my own kits!) tones of ideas and no outlet... yet.

Thanks!
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Old 04-20-2017, 07:27 PM   #23 (permalink)
 
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Excuse me please! No kitless pens have tubes?? Check out entry #45 in the IAP Collection. There are tubes in the barrels. The components are made from aluminum to fit the tubes. Just FYI!

Lewis, you're doing fine , and will tweek your components as you go along your journey.
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Excuse me please! No kitless pens have tubes?? Check out entry #45 in the IAP Collection. There are tubes in the barrels. The components are made from aluminum to fit the tubes. Just FYI!

Lewis, you're doing fine , and will tweek your components as you go along your journey.
I seem to recall you made Marla a nice looking pen like that with one of her feather blanks a number of years back. Right?
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Excuse me please! No kitless pens have tubes?? Check out entry #45 in the IAP Collection. There are tubes in the barrels. The components are made from aluminum to fit the tubes. Just FYI!

Lewis, you're doing fine , and will tweek your components as you go along your journey.
Ok Chuck, you got me
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What's even funnier is that I'm currently in the planning phase of using a circuit board blank in a kitless clicker! So technically I would be using a tube too. So I really have to eat crow.
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Excuse me please! No kitless pens have tubes?? Check out entry #45 in the IAP Collection. There are tubes in the barrels. The components are made from aluminum to fit the tubes. Just FYI!

Lewis, you're doing fine , and will tweek your components as you go along your journey.
I seem to recall you made Marla a nice looking pen like that with one of her feather blanks a number of years back. Right?
Yes, that's right I did. Or....attempted to. Pete, did Marla get that pen?
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What's even funnier is that I'm currently in the planning phase of using a circuit board blank in a kitless clicker! So technically I would be using a tube too. So I really have to eat crow.
No crow to be eaten here Lewis. A Circuit board pen will be cool.
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This is really nice - I, like others, would change the nose cone a bit - perhaps straight? What kind of click mechanism are you using?
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I am using the Schmidt clicker.
I definitely don't love the nose cone either. I might straighten it up some and see how that looks. It's funny how such a simple part affects the design!

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