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George883

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Just finished assembling a Southwest pen kit and the only way I can get the refill to retract is by using two springs. I'm still pretty new to pen turning - about 75 so far I'm not sure what to do? Any suggestions would be helpful. Thanks.
 

Kenny Durrant

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I’d check to see if it’s the correct spring. If so would just stretching one spring a little do the trick. One other thought is that in some kits there’s an oil or grease in the transmission that sometimes makes it stiff or slow. I put a little DNA in the transmission to clean it out then put a few drops of machine oil in it and that did the trick. Things to check but not necessarily in this order.
 

George883

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I’d check to see if it’s the correct spring. If so would just stretching one spring a little do the trick. One other thought is that in some kits there’s an oil or grease in the transmission that sometimes makes it stiff or slow. I put a little DNA in the transmission to clean it out then put a few drops of machine oil in it and that did the trick. Things to check but not necessarily in this order.
Thanks Kenny, I'll give it a try.
 
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