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Old 08-11-2017, 05:05 PM   #11 (permalink)
 
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These are all good answers, but remember if you are MAKING the pen and are not sure where the grain lines up, it is unlikely anyone ELSE will be able to see it, if you make a mistake!! It has to be pretty subtle!!
Ed, you are probably correct--I do tend to overthink things at times. If "I" can see a flaw in one of my pens, then I'm not happy with it. I'm thinking that may be something we all here suffer from. 99% of customers will never know the difference and won't care--they will be happy with their new pen. I hope we all strive for perfection, but sometimes it just doesn't happen. Obvious flaws need to be fixed or scrapped, but little things are probably OK. Thanks for your experienced opinion!

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These are all good answers, but remember if you are MAKING the pen and are not sure where the grain lines up, it is unlikely anyone ELSE will be able to see it, if you make a mistake!! It has to be pretty subtle!!
Good thread...I do like ed4's reply.

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If "I" can see a flaw in one of my pens, then I'm not happy with it.

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These are all good answers, but remember if you are MAKING the pen and are not sure where the grain lines up, it is unlikely anyone ELSE will be able to see it, if you make a mistake!! It has to be pretty subtle!!
I agree with you Ed..............................However I still know that the flaw is there regardless of how small and difficult it may be. But I`m sure I have missed some myself. Btw I have great respect for all your input. Thanks.
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Trying using a black permanent marker inside the ends of the tubes you want to keep aligned.

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I do the mark on the inside of the tube, but I also have a corresponding mark that I line up on my live center in my TS just in case the mark on the inside rubs off.
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