I am turning two Slimline pens as giveaways for an archery tournament tomorrow. One is flame box elder (my wife's favorite wood). The first part turned fine. The second part had a chip fly off about 3/4 of the way. Not good. I stopped the lathe and could see the tube in a knothole. What would McGyver do? Don't know as he never turned a pen. I put the bad spot at the 12 o'clock position on the lathe and put a drop of think CA glue in the place. A pinch of chips were placed on the glue and pressed it into place. Hit it with a shot of accelerator and waited several minutes. Brushed off the loose chips and started to turn- very light cuts. It came out much better than I anticipated. I finished turning the blank and applied two coats of medium CA and six coats of thin CA. Attached photo shows the finished blank. Photo rotated!
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