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Old 07-26-2017, 08:38 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Pulled this up for the information given here. I got ten pen kits for Turning For The Troops and would like to do a couple with segmented blanks. I have tons of wood! Kits are the Woodcraft Slimline which can allow some "creativity" on the contours like most pens. I'll try to take some photos to share.
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Old 07-26-2017, 08:40 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Addendum: Our AAW chapter had a demo last night about turning a small platter with scrapers. Very interesting and informative with the different scrapers and grinds that can produce very smooth pieces.
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Old 07-26-2017, 10:39 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Follow Lee's advise, I've done several segmented pens using similar process and had excellent success. Won't get into best glue to use, but I use epoxy. It gives me more time to position segments. Your pen looks good keep up the good work
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Old 07-26-2017, 11:16 AM   #24 (permalink)
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I drill the blanks with a 1/4" hole, so I can stack the parts on a 1/4" wood dowel. After it has dried, I turn between centers to 3/4" diameter. It fits my 3/4 collet chuck, then I drill out the dowel and glue in my tube. To prevent blow outs I either drill from both ends, or I make them extra long and cut off the excess.
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Old 07-26-2017, 12:55 PM   #25 (permalink)
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I do a lot of segmenting, too. I usually have at least one segmented pen is some stage of production. I don't do a lot of wood though. For simplicity I usually cut a tube to a somewhat longer length and make each end piece like wise a little longer, glue it up with epoxy then trim it to size on a disc sander. This way I can "sneak up" on the exact length. It may take me a little longer but I achieve good accuracy.

Ben, that jig is awesome, thanks for posting it!!!
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Old 08-20-2017, 03:36 PM   #26 (permalink)
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I'm probably a little late to the party but what I've found works best for me is drilling the blank, cutting it, then taking a 1/4" metal rod if your using a 7mm kit and putting in the holes of the multiple blanks while it dries. It's worked pretty well for me. As long as the metal rod is shorter then the blank itself it works.

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Old 08-21-2017, 07:53 PM   #27 (permalink)
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If the skew puts you off or theres other reason you have to sand try some wipe on sanding sealer before sanding and between each grit. I found it to work quite well on my segmented bowls with bloodwood and padauk between white oak segments.

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