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Old 05-22-2011, 12:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Obtaining Perfect Tube Length Tutorial

This tutorial has been on my list to do next time I make a cigar pen, but since there has been a few threads recently on this topic, I decided to go ahead and do this. As a result, some of the pics are mock-ups adn there is no final pen to show, but I dont think this detracts from the tutorial.

My first turorial .

TomW, can you please add this to the library.
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The only thing I would express upon would be a go/no go gauge instead of breaking out calipers. Just a thought.
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I often use my calipers as a go/no go guage. I set the length I want and lock them in place. You can also simply hold the guage tube up against the barrel to see how they compare in length.
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Old 05-23-2011, 05:27 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Dennis -- nice piece of work!!! While I knew all that at some level -- having it all one place is a huge help and your bringing it together provides great focus!! Well done sir!!!
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Old 05-23-2011, 05:30 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Very nicely done, Dennis. A Welcomed addition to the library.
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Old 05-23-2011, 05:43 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Cool toot!!
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Old 05-23-2011, 06:27 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Great job Dennis , This will come in handy for all of the members .
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Lot's of good info here.

Appreciate it.

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Thank you Dennis.
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Old 07-18-2011, 06:52 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Dennis; That is great! I particularly liked the section on how to make a replacement nib ring. You can use the cut-offs from the pen blank to make the ring, and make a much more custom pen!

I think that section could stand alone as it's own document.
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