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Old 01-09-2019, 08:23 PM   #11 (permalink)
 
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I cut them slightly long with my pen blank cutting jig on the bandsaw, then use a squaring jig on the sander to square the end and get to the final size. Then i use a chamfering/reaming tool I got which is used for trimming bullet casings for refillers. I also use it after squaring the blank with the sanding jig.
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I use my Proxxon Mini Chop Miter Saw, it does an excellent job. I made a stop block so I can make repeated cuts without having to measure every time.
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Like robersonjr, I use the Proxxon chop saw with the non ferrous cut off disc and I fabricated a stop that gives me the same length tube on the money each cut. I tried numerous methods, but this gives the me the fastest and dead on accuracy of any thing I’ve used.

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I cut on my bandsaw and clean up with disc sander. I too use the reamer Hank talks about.

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I cut on my bandsaw and clean up with disc sander. I too use the reamer Hank talks about.

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That's it! Thanks John! Very Handy!
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The above reamer is available from Gunshops as a cartridge reamer.

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I use this from Harbor Freight, about $3 to remove any burrs after cutting and sanding to length.


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I cut them slightly long with my pen blank cutting jig on the bandsaw, then use a squaring jig on the sander to square the end and get to the final size. Then i use a chamfering/reaming tool I got which is used for trimming bullet casings for refillers. I also use it after squaring the blank with the sanding jig.
I do it this way myself, though I just make a mark and eye-ball it on the band saw. The sanding disc lets you sneak up on exactly the correct length. I use a chamfer tool from Harbor Freight.
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Woodpeckers Pen Mill Ci will shave unsupported brass tubing without issues. Even with a slimline, the carbide inserts completely cover and cut the ends of the tubes. No deburring required.

I've been making semi-tubeless clicker pencils (w/o center bands) by drilling a 4" long blank, then only inserting the tubes 1/2" or so on each end.


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Metal lathe with 5C collet chuck, depth stop, parting tool. Deburring tool and fine sand paper.
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