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Old 02-17-2012, 10:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Unhappy help I cut it off to short

When I was making an acrylic pen I cut not only the acrylic but part of the brass tube is there a way to fix this? it was a slimline pen.
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How Much brass? Slims are fairly fogiving just adjust the amount you press the tranny in to make up for it if it was on the bottom tube and if on the top you should be fine assuming you didnt clean off 1/2" of brass.
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Top or bottom barrel? How much shorter is it?

If it isn't much the top barrel can just be left as is. If it is the lower barrel just insert the tansmission a little less.

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assuming you didn't take like half the blank off....you can just seat the transmission a touch higher (don't push it in as far as normal) and everything will be fine!
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How much too short is it?
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Yes, I like how helpful people are here. It is nice.

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I believe I cut off about 1/8 of an inch. I thought my blank was for pencil which is a shorter length. Maybe I should just make a pencil out of it and cut the other end shorter also to make a pencil. sure appreciate all the quick responses.
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An 1/8th inch on a slim should be very workable. If it is the bottom tube, just go slow and check frequently when pressing in the tranny.
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I am assuming you cut it before you turned the pen. Use the shorter piece for the top of the slim. If it is not long enough to cover the transmission, turn a contrasting material for a wider centerband.
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