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Penultimate

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Greetings
I found this pencil kit in my stash and it didn't have a center band. I turned an Aluminum coupler, pressed the two tubes on it for a one piece tube. I had a piece of Buckeye burl from the Loser's train a couple years ago. Drilled, turned and finished with a BLO and 3 coats of clear satin wipe-on poly. Another fun part was creating a spreadsheet to help me calculate the steps and diameters to make a curved profile on my metal lathe. I after turning the steps I finished with files and sandpaper.
C&C always appreciated.
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Regards,
Mike
 
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magpens

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Nice work !!! . I certainly appreciate your innovations !!

Isn't it fun to make a two barrel pen or pencil into a single barrel ? !!! šŸ˜

Nice use of a spreadsheet to get the step sizes for profiling on a metal-working lathe !!

I use a metal lathe for all my pens, but I don't do the profiling that way. . I calculate taper angles and adjust the cross-slide accordingly.
This gives me a close approx. to the profile and I then use sandpaper.

I think you have seen my threads on doing one-piece Cigar pens in this way.
 
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