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Old 01-13-2018, 01:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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I just bought this gorgeous blank from Ankrom Exotics. Took my time turning it and finishing. Then for some dumb reason I went to press it together with the nib installed on the adapter. It cocked to the side and bent the tube and broke the blank.
I mended it and glued it as best I could for now.
The only idea I have come up with so far is to take off about 5/16 in and use a Fisher Space pen refill. My concerns are that I am taking out a beautiful part of the blank, and it may look kind of stubby.
Any other ideas?
The red line is where I would have to cut back to for the new refill.



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Put it back on the lathe, use a parting tool to take off the cracked part, down to the tube. Remove the same amount from the other end of the tube and insert a "feature" piece of opaque acrylic--green would look great, but brown or black would do, depending on what you have available.

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You’re good, Ed!!
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"Good"--thanks but not really!!

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Ed, well spoken. I, too, have made mysteaks.
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Thanks Ed. You had time to help me out and get my order shipped out this morning.
I will keep an eye out for something that will complement the color in the blank.
For now I am just carrying it as is and keeping my options open.
I’m kinda leaning toward using the shorter refill.

I did sit down and watch a lot of your videos. Pretty good.
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