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Old 10-26-2017, 08:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Im wanting to cast a watchpart pen blank (my first) what size carbon fiber tube do you use for the Gent kit (not sure of tube size) or Cigar (10mm) kit? and where is a good dealer to buy the CF tubing at?
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Most of the examples I saw used sleeves rather than rigid tube
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It's been a while since I've ordered some but if I recall properly I used 1/2" sleeves. It will expand and contract to cover most kits. The only problem I had was it will ravel while you just look at it. I would use tape to tape the ends to stop the raveling and have an extra 1" on each end to compensate for it. After the glue dried I would trim the ends.
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Sorry, meant sleeves.
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Yep.. 1/2" sleeves. Check the library too as there is a tutorial there.
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I get mine here... Soller Composites

They have a decent variety of material, color and size.
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