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Old 09-05-2017, 07:23 PM   #11 (permalink)
 
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Finally, it appears that the Streamline center band fits well...
But it costs me a Streamline kit because I don't think I can buy just the center band...
It's an hybrid European Streamline...lol
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Finally, it appears that the Streamline center band fits well...
But it costs me a Streamline kit because I don't think I can buy just the center band...
It's an hybrid European Streamline...lol
You see...! no one would tell that it came from a mistake, in fact, I won't be surprised if some folks see it done and wonder/ask, what kit is that...?

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But it costs me a Streamline kit because I don't think I can buy just the center band...
Remember that you can turn a custom center band for the Streamline, or use the wide band and turn a torpedo shaped Streamline.
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But it costs me a Streamline kit because I don't think I can buy just the center band...
Remember that you can turn a custom center band for the Streamline, or use the wide band and turn a torpedo shaped Streamline.
When turning a custom center band, do you put a metal tube inside? Because if it's just wood, will it break after a while? What is a torpedo shaped Streamline?
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But it costs me a Streamline kit because I don't think I can buy just the center band...
Remember that you can turn a custom center band for the Streamline, or use the wide band and turn a torpedo shaped Streamline.
When turning a custom center band, do you put a metal tube inside? Because if it's just wood, will it break after a while? What is a torpedo shaped Streamline?
There are a bunch of ways to turn a custom center band, you can do a loose one with or without the tube inside, or you can glue a contrasting wood to the upper barrel. When gluing to the upper barrel, some people use a longer tube and use a parting tool to get the main wood back down to the tube, then glue the contrast wood on. I haven't done that myself, but I glued on a piece of wood with a 1/4" hole drilled in it and barrel trimmed.

As for a torpedo shaped Streamline, I just mean that it'll be a lot thicker in the center than at either end. You'd have to use calipers to measure the width of the center band, and just turn the center down to that instead of to the streamline bushing. (You can still use the bushings for the nib and finial ends).
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I like to do a "euro" style slim by using a comfort center bushing on the top half and a slim both ends of the bottom. I then round over the fat center and it gets put together without a center band. I carry one all the time, looks good and feels good in the hand.
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I like to do a "euro" style slim by using a comfort center bushing on the top half and a slim both ends of the bottom. I then round over the fat center and it gets put together without a center band. I carry one all the time, looks good and feels good in the hand.
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Check this link to Russ Fairfield. It has several methods to make a modified slim.

http://web.archive.org/web/200603190...com/Pen10.html

Also check out the library for modified center bands and "One Piece Slimlines"
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Check this link to Russ Fairfield. It has several methods to make a modified slim.

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Also check out the library for modified center bands and "One Piece Slimlines"
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I turned my 20th pen and 20th of these kits tonight. I would say that, if you had the 2 piece center bushing, you had it backwards on the mandrel and the need the tenon for the center band on the lower part if the pen. First thing that popped into my mind would be to remove the center band and turn the larger piece down to match in the middle and go bandless. The line in the middle is very fine, so it may not look bad.


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I'll make another try to that pen (I have 5 kits left...). Do you glue the ring or it holds only by pression?
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