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Cwalker935

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I have been in a experimental mood lately. Today’s experiment was to test out a new finish (new to me that is), and to further play with modifying slimlines.
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jttheclockman

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Definitely like the mod. Does not even look like a typical slimline with that silly small waste band (center ring). What is the finishing technique you are working on??
 

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That's sharp! I really like the finial, reminds me of the Berea flat top. It makes this look like a completely different type of slim. I see the upper barrel is notched for the clip, too. Did you build that around the stock pieces of the kit?
 

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That's sharp! I really like the finial, reminds me of the Berea flat top. It makes this look like a completely different type of slim. I see the upper barrel is notched for the clip, too. Did you build that around the stock pieces of the kit?
I used the clip and nose cone from the kit. I recessed and notched the upper barrel to hide the clip ring.
 

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So the clip is still held in place by the kit piece, right? Recessed enough to add the cap?
No, I turned a reduced section on the finial to fit into the regular pen tube, cut a recess into the top of the upper section that the ring on the clip would fit into, cut a notch in the ring around the recess for the clip so that the clip would fit flush into the recess and glued the finial into the tub.
 

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No, I turned a reduced section on the finial to fit into the regular pen tube, cut a recess into the top of the upper section that the ring on the clip would fit into, cut a notch in the ring around the recess for the clip so that the clip would fit flush into the recess and glued the finial into the tub.
Ah, now I get it. Thanks. Probably won't see me doing that in the near future, but it will be stashed away in the idea vault. I've kicked around the idea of a custom finial for the euro style slimlines for a while now. One of these days...
 
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