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Old 12-18-2018, 08:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default Kits that make good spinning pens?

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I am looking for a pen kit that would be good for pen spinning. Characteristics would be long and straight, with the weight towards the ends. it would be nice to have a tube size slightly smaller than 10 mm. Thanks!
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First one that pops into my mind is PSI's RAW. One of the versions sans clip I think would work, though the cap end is heavier than the finial (perhaps the aluminum one would be a good choice). Tube is 3/8ths, so a bit less than 10mm. Just a thought. It is a rollerball, if that matters.
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The Long Click has a tube of 9.25mm The bits used to drill is .375" I drill with a .3680" (letter U) bit.

The center of balance is closer to the click end, but that is with the clip. Removing the clip should help move the center lower.
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Never heard of spinning pens--sort of like spinning figit sticks? I'd think if one were making a pen just for this purpose, that one could turn the barrel in such a way that the contact surface was the balance point. Will the end result be pleasing to the eye--dunno! Just thinking out loud.
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Never heard of spinning pens--sort of like spinning figit sticks? I'd think if one were making a pen just for this purpose, that one could turn the barrel in such a way that the contact surface was the balance point. Will the end result be pleasing to the eye--dunno! Just thinking out loud.
Years ago we had a Japanese exchange student that lived with us for a year. He used to spin his pen or pencil using his thumb and index finger. He could really get them going. I asked him one time what else he could spin? He told me he could spin a knife, fork and spoon and then demonstrated it for me. Since then I've seen quite a few people spinning pens. I've tried to figure it out but I think I'm just to clumsy. All I can do is roll them between my fingers...until I drop them.
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YouTube to the rescue: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDayvRnEPrI

Might be a nice little attention-getter for those of us who do craft shows...

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YouTube to the rescue: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDayvRnEPrI

Might be a nice little attention-getter for those of us who do craft shows...

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That's what Taka did but he also spun it off the top/back of this thumb. Never could figure out how he did it though.
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