Hi Len,Mark, what exactly are you making two of, there's no picture showing what it will be?
Thanks Mal, I'll certainly check. I bought these when I visited the PSI store in Philly a few months back. I'll need to check which iteration this is. I have read that their use of the Schmidt mechanism is a step up, so I wanted to check them out for a few gift pens.@Lucky2
Len, I assume it is the relatively new PSI kit ... on their website as "Duraclick EDC" .... weird name .... EDC means "Everyday Carry".
Mark, I don't think there is anything unusual about the assembly. . Just be sure that the button click mechanism is NOT screwed into the finial when you are pressing together.
I guess it's possible you might be making the "Everyday Classic" .... an even newer kit, with another weird name and source of confusion possibly.
If this is your pen, then the mechanism is pre-assembled but without the push button. . Just leave it that way and fit the button after pressing.
I think the instructions for both kits are quite explicit and accurate.
I just glued the tube in with veneers and end caps, so I'll finish turning it tonight and try Glu Boost again. If its done, I'll post in SOYP. But I will tomorrow do a longer thread with photos in Segmenting Forum as this blank was a bit trickier as I sanded some compound angles on the same pieces. This was needed to combine the squares and triangles and diamonds together.Nice work, Mark. . Thanks for showing your completed "DuraClick EDC" with associated comments.
I agree with you that the click mechanism is AWESOME !!
I also like the style of the pen with its knurling top and bottom, but I think the bottom knurled section could be shorter, giving you a longer barrel section to show off your segmenting skills even more than you will be able to do on your second pen of this type .... which you will show, perhaps, later today .... hopefully .
Hi Earl, I used 2 coats of each glu boost. There is only one small area where I think the finish is a bit thin, so next time I'll go to 3 coats of each. I really did not have any adherance issues. The blank was bone dry, not stabilized, and seemed very soft - but easy to turn. It is much better than most CA finishes I've done.Mark--your feedback may be tinted by the scent of the thuya burl..that could make my worst day great!! I love thuya.
Excellent pen. I've not put GluBoost on thuya, but have had some Mercury Flex finishes fail on it--i attributed it to the oiliness of the wood, but it could have been the turner!!
Lathe off. I'll do a few more pens with the Glu Boost, but at first glance I'm very pleased.Nicely done Mark. That segmented blank looks like it will be a winner. Did you apply the glu boost with the lathe running or off? The last one i did with the lathe off and I think I got a better finish that way.