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    aristocrat cigar

    Wayne, thanks for the interest but I'll pass. I did a demo on this twice and the reaction afterward is basically that few people want to invest the amount of time needed based on my process. I'm always willing to give advice to whoever asks.
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    Happy Birthday Argo13

    Happy Birthday!
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    aristocrat cigar

    Hey, where's the biggrin icon? :(
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    aristocrat cigar

    I know I know. The forum section is 'Show off your pens' and I was not showing a pen. Following the rules here!:biggrin:
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    aristocrat cigar

    You doubt me Jason? Was it because you could not see the seam?:p
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    aristocrat cigar

    Box elder burl this time. Almost a hidden seam.;)
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    Pen from a 100 year old rope

    Hehe, I thought you were going to show how the rope was made!:biggrin: I like watching those old videos of manufacturing. Nice pen and great process and video. At first I was wondering how you were going to centralize the rope in the mold but then I saw how big the rope was and knew that...
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    Acceptable runout for lathe chuck?

    Dan, I was surprised at the quality of the tools I got from Bangood. I got an MT2 x ER32 collet holder that has less than .001" runout. I also got an extended live center that is just as accurate. A different MT2 x ER32 holder from Amazon was also nearly spot on. My drilling with the collet...
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    Acceptable runout for lathe chuck?

    So, is this where we are headed along this road? Close is good enough?:eek: The teacher says to the math student, well it is not the exact answer, but it is close enough! :rolleyes: Seems to me that if the teacher KNEW it was not the correct answer then that same teacher had to KNOW what the...
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    Ok, I know it's just wrong. But.

    Funny stuff Curt. And I'm in for half the end joint of an index finger so I can say that.:biggrin:
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    Acceptable runout for lathe chuck?

    Dan, thank you for this thread. I was considering that chuck for my next one but maybe not now. I'll be interested to see if the new one has any problems. Perhaps this is a case where they make all the parts and assemble them. But no machining of the assembly is done to true it up afterwards...
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    New tolerance specs for penturners

    With metal, yes. With wood, no!
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    Hobby CNC mill

    Starting to get this thing figured out. A lot more to learn. I'll need some different cutting bits for sure. The top cut was done in 2 passes to see how well it repeated the path and to cut just a little deeper. Too deep though as it was chipping out some of the wood in between the channels.
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    Hobby CNC mill

    Well, this isn't a 'typical' milling machine. It is about 12" square and 10" tall. This weekend will be the test to see if I wasted my money!:eek: The X/Y travel is just like the cheap laser I have so I'm thinking maybe eventually a system for pen blanks or other cylinders is possible.
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    Hobby CNC mill

    Anyone here get involved in any of the small hobby sized CNC mini milling machines? I got one of the 2418 models that is a DIY set. Kinda like a big boy's erector set. It tried my patience but I got it together. Only has a 7" x 4" working area and the depth is about 1.5". I have wanted for...
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    Chasing Vaporware

    And does it need to have a hole in it for ink flow?
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    The Rotating Clip Phenomenon

    What about putting very small notches on the inside edge of the clip ring. Then use the loctite and if the loctite binds to the post and fills in the small notches....bob's your uncle!
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    Infinity Mirror

    Finally finished this project. Turned out well I think. Was going to be a table. But I decided on a combination setup that can hang on the wall or stand upright. Mirror is 12" square, overall 16" square. Cherry wood with redheart inlays. The lights are LEDs with a programmable display that...
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    Greene & Greene style end table

    Thanks Lenny. I've been using floating tenons on my stuff because I cannot make a regular tenon to save my sole.
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    Greene & Greene style end table

    That looks great Lenny. Beautiful wood and finish. May I ask about your joinery techniques? Pocket holes? Floating tenons?
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