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Old 12-13-2010, 06:45 PM   #21 (permalink)
 
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I have the delrin bushings, and like them for larger pens. For 7mm pens I simply remove the bushings and replace them with pieces of brass tubing. I have had no issues with the ca sticking to the brass tubes because they are so much smaller than the pen blanks. And the brass doesn't transfer the gray discoloration like the steel bushings do when sanding. After removing the blanks from the mandrel I give them a couple of turns with my hand pen mill (barrel trimmer with a wooden handle) to remove any remaining CA on the ends.
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I have the delrin bushings, and like them for larger pens. For 7mm pens I simply remove the bushings and replace them with pieces of brass tubing. I have had no issues with the ca sticking to the brass tubes because they are so much smaller than the pen blanks. And the brass doesn't transfer the gray discoloration like the steel bushings do when sanding. After removing the blanks from the mandrel I give them a couple of turns with my hand pen mill (barrel trimmer with a wooden handle) to remove any remaining CA on the ends.
I like that idea as I already have the requred materials on hand for it! Thanks!!!
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I have the delrin bushings, and like them for larger pens. For 7mm pens I simply remove the bushings and replace them with pieces of brass tubing. I have had no issues with the ca sticking to the brass tubes because they are so much smaller than the pen blanks. And the brass doesn't transfer the gray discoloration like the steel bushings do when sanding. After removing the blanks from the mandrel I give them a couple of turns with my hand pen mill (barrel trimmer with a wooden handle) to remove any remaining CA on the ends.
Sharon,
Thanks for the idea.....i have cut small pieces of brass tubes for the jr gent etc and slid them on johnny cnc's bushings and finished with ca. Havent had an isue since. I dip gthem in wax to help keep the ca from sticking and drop them in nailpolish remover after three or so finishings....thanks again.

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I just always use my x-acto knife with the lathe off, spin it by hand, and using a new blade, cut right on the edge between the bushings and the blank. I've been doing that for 2 years now and never had a problem. but I want my edges to match perfectly with the pen kit and not be slightly rounded over which is what i get when going between centers.
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