You could do that. But the main theme of my tutorial was on how you can do a one-piece pencil without any extra parts that don't come with the kit or that most people don't have. Good idea though, if you already have extra tubing.Jim,
Looks great! Easy to follow and well illustrated. Just wondering on the center band.
, it is required inside to provide support/stability to th Pencil insert? Just asking, because one could purchase a length of brass tubing (7mm) instead of the supplied tubes, just cut it to length, and add the center band measurement as well.
Did you Drill the blank on the lathe?
You're welcome. Slimlines are very cool.Justin,
Great tutorial. I am a great fan of slimline (grand daddy of pen kits).
Thanks for your contribution.
I've left out the center band - I just cut the blank to length, drilled, and glued the tubes in from either end. I think the answer here is "it depends" - on the thickness/strength of the material. I've never turned a slim as thin as the tutorial shows, so what I have done has more wood in the middle.Jim,
Just wondering on the center band.
, it is required inside to provide support/stability to th Pencil insert?