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  1. Woodchipper

    Painting tube or blank question

    I just finished reading a thread and posts, one part concerning painting blanks and tubes. I got the idea of this- Has anyone done a contrast or complementary painting of the tube or blank to get away from thaw would be the plain vanilla approach. Example- instead of blue foe a transparent...
  2. Woodchipper

    Inserting a small part into a finial

    Let me be more precise here. I'm assembling a cartridge bullet click pen from WC, #151303. The instructions say to insert a small tube into the clip/retainer/cap assembly. There is to be 9/16 inch left in the assembly. I have the tube almost in with about i/32 left to go. My pen press has a...
  3. Woodchipper

    Idea for tube and clear acrylic blank?

    I am still new at this but have an idea. There was an inquiry about a blank with a certain finish. Thought I could crinkle some aluminum foil, flatten it and glue it around a tube. I know it would increase the diameter a bit. How would it react with CA or epoxy? Would the glue hold? Try it and...
  4. Woodchipper

    Coating an insert tube

    I'm sure this has been asked before but I'm just too lazy to do a search. I notice that many use some sort of coating or paint to cover the brass tube when it will show through the pen plank. What do you pen makers use? Does it change the OD of the tube any? I have some acrylic blanks for...
  5. snowb46

    Pen Blank Sizing Jig

    Here is the PSI Pen Blank and Sizing Jig that runs $30. I was interested in this, but I am cheap. So in about 15-20 minutes, and some scrap pieces of wood laying around the shop, I created my own version. Works pretty good if I do say so myself. Here is my own simple version. Just used some...
  6. P

    Stanhope Peephole installation in Pens - Tube and Hole Method - Tutorial with photos

    Installing a stanhope in a pen that has a 3mm inside diameter tube somewhere through it or on it, is as simple as gluing a rod inside a tube. Photo1: Getting started (items needed) Installation Tips - Before You Start -The most important point to consider when installing a stanhope lens...
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