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socdad

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I just got several kits from Exoitc Blanks (super fast, thanks Ed). I have a left over' feather blank I made for a Jr Gent, I cracked the upper barrel. Anyone have any thoughts if the shorter lower barrel Gent (2.09) will work for the Dennis?
 

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According to the Exotic Blanks website the Dennis tubes are 2.169 inches long and the Jr Gent lower tube is 2.09 inches long. I think that the spring would compress enough to make the difference unnoticeable.
 

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I just got several kits from Exoitc Blanks (super fast, thanks Ed). I have a left over' feather blank I made for a Jr Gent, I cracked the upper barrel. Anyone have any thoughts if the shorter lower barrel Gent (2.09) will work for the Dennis?
Jeff,
Did it crack when you were pressing on parts? I had that happen to me once with a feather blank. I was able to fill the crack with CA, let cure and then proceeded to sand and polish. I couldn't find where I made the repair. I filed the inside of the tube some so the parts were more of a slip fit. Then used CA when assembling. It was a little extra work but I was able to save the blank.
 

socdad

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According to the Exotic Blanks website the Dennis tubes are 2.169 inches long and the Jr Gent lower tube is 2.09 inches long. I think that the spring would compress enough to make the difference unnoticeable.
Kink of what I thought as well, can't hurt to give it a try ...
Jeff,
Did it crack when you were pressing on parts? I had that happen to me once with a feather blank. I was able to fill the crack with CA, let cure and then proceeded to sand and polish. I couldn't find where I made the repair. I filed the inside of the tube some so the parts were more of a slip fit. Then used CA when assembling. It was a little extra work but I was able to save the blank.
No, upper barrel cracked during casting, not sure why. Everything else in the pot came out fine. I planned to make a new cap, this was several years ago, haven't gotten around to it yet ...
 
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