Quintet of Long Boys (Berea kit)

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magpens

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Dan Masshardt recently posted a helpful Youtube video of constructing a Long Boy pen kit from Berea (also called a Script from Woodcraft).

http://www.penturners.org/forum/f96/long-boy-click-pen-video-review-143478/

I posted some comments about my experiences with this kit in Dan's thread.

Dan said he would like to see a pic, so here is a pic of 5 of these pens I made.

You will notice that I made them as single barrel pens (tube length = 4.00"), by replacing the two brass tubes with a single tube. . I really like this modification. . Drilling the long hole is the only slight complication but I have done the drilling on my lathe by careful centering and going in from both ends. I turn the whole blank round, leaving it oversize, then drill and glue in the tube, and finally reduce the diameter to the required size.

 
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flyitfast

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I really like what you did with the kit - it really works well with your modification.

I may have to "copy" your idea (if OK?). :biggrin:
Thanks for showing.
Gordon
 

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did you just measure the two tubes or do you have to measure the ring with it to get the proper length for a single barrel tube on this pen? They look great either way (double or single tube)!
 

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did you just measure the two tubes or do you have to measure the ring with it to get the proper length for a single barrel tube on this pen? They look great either way (double or single tube)!

Thanks. You have to include a portion of the center ring as detailed below

Measure (use calipers) the length of each of the 2 tubes, and add the thickness of the fat portion of the center coupling ring:

1.692" + 2.244" + 0.066" = 4.002" (4.000" is close enough although I make it a bit longer ... I like minimal refill protrusion)
 
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mark james

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I love this modification. The extra length will allow some creative options!

Thanks for sharing the process.

And the pens look great :)!
 
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