Messed Up Tubes - International Association of Penturners
     International Association of Penturners
Pens for Service Members
 
Support The IAP

Go Back   International Association of Penturners > Community Forums > Penturning
  Forgot Password
Register FAQ Members List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Penturning General penturning discussions not specifically addressed in one of the specialty forums.


Logged on members can hide ads!

Welcome to penturners.org!

You've found the home of The International Association of Penturners. You are currently viewing our site as a guest, which gives you limited access to view discussions, photos, and library articles.

Consider joining our community today. You'll have full access to all of our content, be able to enter our contests, find local chapters near you, and post your questions and share your experience with our members all over the world.

Membership is completely free!!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-06-2019, 08:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Grapevine, TX
Posts: 47
Photos: 0

Default Messed Up Tubes

Well I have ventured into bigger pens and have hit a snag. I have epoxy in the barrels and I am looking for a way to clean them up now.

I have barrel trimmer works great on smaller barrels as it has 5 arbors that work like reamers. The kits come with bushings for barrel trimmers but now I cant get the bushings in.

One that was not to bad I got the bushing in and used a vice to push it through and one I had a drill bit that was close and then pressed the bushing through but now I have some that I am having a real problem with.

Should I just get some new tubes and just make new ones?

What is the best way to keep the epoxy out of the barrel?

Thanks
super8mm is offline   Reply With Quote Top
Old 01-06-2019, 08:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
magpens's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Coquitlam, BC, Canada
Photos: 76

Default

Use some putty, plasticene, dental wax, or potato to plug the tube and keep the epoxy out when you are gluing the tube in.
__________________
Mal
Kids rule the world !!! .... eventually if not already !
Likes: (2)
magpens is offline   Reply With Quote Top
Old 01-06-2019, 08:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: Georgia USA
Posts: 52
Photos: 0

Default

I use a copper pipe cutter. They have a little knife on there that does a great job


Sent from my iPhone using Penturners.org mobile app
Likes: (1)
Hutch9022 is offline   Reply With Quote Top
Advertisement
Old 01-06-2019, 08:41 PM   #4 (permalink)
 
socdad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Dayton, Ohio
Posts: 849
Photos: 31

Default

Before glueing in tubes I plug the ends of the tubes with play doh; polk a small hole on one end. Any glue/epoxy that ends up in the tube I clean out with a drum sanding attachment on a Drexel.
__________________
We sleep soundly in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm.
- Winston Churchill

Take a look at my Facebook page ... https://www.facebook.com/handcraftedbyJB/

Last edited by socdad; 01-06-2019 at 08:43 PM.
Likes: (1)
socdad is offline   Reply With Quote Top
Old 01-06-2019, 08:50 PM   #5 (permalink)
Local Chapter Manager
 
ed4copies's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Racine, WI, USA.
Posts: 23,634
Photos: 27

Default

With more obstinate glue, I use a rough round file (Harbor Freight).



Usually I use a chainsaw file for normal glue accumulation.


The earlier posts are smarter--AVOID the problem. But, I seldom do that!!
__________________
Ed Brown
ed4copies is offline   Reply With Quote Top
Old 01-06-2019, 09:07 PM   #6 (permalink)
 
jttheclockman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: NJ, USA.
Photos: 104

Default

As mentioned an ounce of prevention goes a long way when gluing tubes in or working with any type of glues. I like to tape areas off when gluing because it saves so much work later.

Anyway if the epoxy has not cured than denatured alcohol should soften it up and remove it. If cured than acetone should do the trick you may need to leave soak for 24 hours. Now what it does to the blank may ruin it especially if it is acrylic. If wood it will soften the glue but once cleaned it should cure again or you may be able to take off and start all over.
__________________
John T.

My Photo Album
Likes: (2)
jttheclockman is offline   Reply With Quote Top
Old 01-06-2019, 09:22 PM   #7 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Grapevine, TX
Posts: 47
Photos: 0

Default

Thanks Guys, I will have to start using protection when glueing things.

I will go pick up some Dremial cylinder disk tomorrow and a couple of round files.
super8mm is offline   Reply With Quote Top
Old 01-07-2019, 01:02 AM   #8 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: Ennis/Waxahachie Texas
Posts: 23
Photos: 0

Default

I use a T-reamer from harbor freight...so far its worked great for removing epoxy from tubes...it costs under $3.00 ....sku# 66936

1shootist
Likes: (1)
1shootist is offline   Reply With Quote Top
Old 01-07-2019, 04:58 AM   #9 (permalink)
 
sbwertz's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 2,703
Photos: 43

Default

I use a regular twist drill bit that fits the inside of the tubes. Sometimes if there is a lot of glue, I will have to use two progressively larger bits. I have a big set of drill bits that have most every size.
__________________
Sharon in Phoenix

sbwertz is offline   Reply With Quote Top
Old 01-07-2019, 05:43 AM   #10 (permalink)
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Northwest IN
Posts: 819
Photos: 0

Default

When i use CA glue to fasten the tube, i just run a small center punch at an angle and the CA chips right out. For epoxy (acrylics & painted tubes), i have a Q-Tip with wax at the bench and do a quick wipe at the end of the tube before putting in the dental wax--again the small center punch pops any excess right off.
If using the waxed cotton swab--just make sure you only get the wax on the inside of the tube!!
earl
Likes: (1)
greenacres2 is offline   Reply With Quote Top
Related Content
Logged on members can hide ads
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:01 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0

Content Copyright © 2003-2019 by Penturners.org, LLC; All Rights Reserved
Terms Of Service   Acceptable Use Policy