Sierra Diverse - 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 04-13-2019, 09:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
gtriever's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Paducah, Kentucky
Posts: 1,098
Photos: 3

Default Sierra Diverse

Just curious to see if anybody's tried the new Sierra Diverse kit from Berea. As if I didn't have enough different pen types already, I've ordered a few to try out. It looks like a slightly thinner version of the stock Sierra, with a finial twist.
__________________
Pull up a chair and visit a while :

https://www.facebook.com/thestatepen/
gtriever is offline   Reply With Quote Top
Old 04-13-2019, 12:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
LouCee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Highlands Ranch, Colorado
Posts: 844
Photos: 0

Default

I had not even seen this new version yet. I used to get emails from Berea but haven't seen one for awhile, not sure what happened. I think it looks pretty good, might have to try a few. I like the finial and that it's a finial twist. The plating option I like the best is the chrome and gunmetal, the one with more chrome than gunmetal. Let us know what you think after you do one.
LouCee is offline   Reply With Quote Top
Old 04-15-2019, 12:31 PM   #3 (permalink)
 
JUICEDSS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Grand Island, NY
Posts: 82
Photos: 0

Default

Received mine today. I'll make one tonight probably and post.
Likes: (1)
JUICEDSS is offline   Reply With Quote Top
Advertisement
Old 04-15-2019, 02:40 PM   #4 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Grapevine, Texas
Posts: 15
Photos: 0

Default

Do they use the standard Sierra Bushings and tubes?
tgsponge1 is offline   Reply With Quote Top
Old 04-15-2019, 02:45 PM   #5 (permalink)
 
JUICEDSS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Grand Island, NY
Posts: 82
Photos: 0

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tgsponge1 View Post
Do they use the standard Sierra Bushings and tubes?
They are different. 13/32 drill bit vs. 27/64 for the Sierra. Different bushing number too.
JUICEDSS is offline   Reply With Quote Top
Old 04-15-2019, 03:10 PM   #6 (permalink)
 
gtriever's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Paducah, Kentucky
Posts: 1,098
Photos: 3

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tgsponge1 View Post
Do they use the standard Sierra Bushings and tubes?
Of course not. You wouldn't expect them to make it EASY, would you?
__________________
Pull up a chair and visit a while :

https://www.facebook.com/thestatepen/
gtriever is offline   Reply With Quote Top
Old 04-15-2019, 04:40 PM   #7 (permalink)
 
JUICEDSS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Grand Island, NY
Posts: 82
Photos: 0

Default

OK, the tube is shorter although the overall length of the pen is longer than a traditional Sierra by about 1/8". (The 3rd pic shows side by side) As I mentioned before, the tube is 13/32". Assembly is very simple and straight forward. The hardware quality seems very good. Plating is quality as well.

To me, this style fits my hand better than the regular Sierra. It feels meatier to me. My fingers always seem to slide on the other Sierra and I have to keep re-gripping. It's probably just in my head because they look to be the same size width. I'll measure the bushings next time I'm in the shop.
Attached Thumbnails
img_2327.jpg   img_2328.jpg   img_2329.jpg  
Likes: (3)
JUICEDSS is offline   Reply With Quote Top
Old 04-15-2019, 05:10 PM   #8 (permalink)
 
gtriever's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Paducah, Kentucky
Posts: 1,098
Photos: 3

Default

Nice pen, and Thanks for the review. I kind of hate it that the blank is shorter, but the "updated" style looks good.
__________________
Pull up a chair and visit a while :

https://www.facebook.com/thestatepen/
gtriever is offline   Reply With Quote Top
Old 04-15-2019, 05:34 PM   #9 (permalink)
 
magpens's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Coquitlam, BC, Canada
Photos: 76

Default

I see ... the tube IS shorter ... as your picture shows. Looks to be closer to 2" whereas the original is 2.21", if I recall correctly.

And dropping the drill size from 27/64" (0.422") to 13/32" (0.406") is a step in the right direction, but not a big enough step ... only 16 thou.

One of the shortcomings of the original design is the thinness of the finished blank where it meets the hardware. . The drill size change would increase the blank wall thickness, but by only 8 thou, and that is not going to make much of a difference. . I don't see any reason for them not dropping the drill size to 3/8" or even smaller, thereby giving more meat on the blank to accommodate easier casting of objects like watch parts.

I hope they did not also decrease the hardware diameter (where it meets the blank).
__________________
Mal
Kids rule the world !!! .... eventually if not already !
magpens is offline   Reply With Quote Top
Old 04-15-2019, 08:25 PM   #10 (permalink)
 
stuckinohio's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Columbus Ohio
Posts: 1,560
Photos: 3

Default

Thanks for posting. Didn't know the kit existed.

Can anyone post the diameter of the pen hardware or bushings? Of course the instructions don't list it.

I like the shape and design of the pen better than the sierra.
__________________
Lewis
stuckinohio 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 01:00 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