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PenCasso

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I really like doing things out of the norm. That's why my branding is PennCasso.

Most like to color between the lines, I don't! šŸ¤£.

This was fun!
 

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jeff

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I've only been making pens for 4 months. I'll have to see what underturned means lol.
Underturned: The diameter of the body is larger than the hardware it meets.
Overturned: The diameter of the body is smaller than the hardware it meets.

Generally, the interface between the body and the hardware is smooth unless being otherwise is a design intent.
 

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Underturned: The diameter of the body is larger than the hardware it meets.
Overturned: The diameter of the body is smaller than the hardware it meets.

Generally, the interface between the body and the hardware is smooth unless being otherwise is a design intent.
Thank you! I make my pens that way, I don't find the straight pens from bushing to bushing attractive. Unless it's a fountain pen, which I haven't made one as of yet.
 

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The mix of materials does make for a very interesting pen. I like the contrast of it. What is the regular wood you used?

Regarding the underturned comments, I wonder... is this a comfort pen kit from PSI? There may be other brands with the same style, but the bushings for those are set up to include the silicone grip. Not using that grip means that the larger bushing is not needed and just leaves one end of a blank entirely too large/wide. I did that several times when I was starting out.
 

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The mix of materials does make for a very interesting pen. I like the contrast of it. What is the regular wood you used?

Regarding the underturned comments, I wonder... is this a comfort pen kit from PSI? There may be other brands with the same style, but the bushings for those are set up to include the silicone grip. Not using that grip means that the larger bushing is not needed and just leaves one end of a blank entirely too large/wide. I did that several times when I was starting out.
I used Spectraply and Padauk and used a streamline pen kit. But used the Euro bushings and flipped the top part. So where I put the pen cap that goes in the middle, but didn't have a euro pen kit.

I like the extra wood around the pen cap. Again living upto my name PennCasso.

Thanks for the comments.
 

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I think you missed the last line in Jeff's explanation of the terms over turned and under turned. It has nothing to do with the shape you choose for your pens weather they are straight or bulbous. but it has to do with the blank ends and there mating with the pen kit components. You want to get the transition from blank to kit parts as seamless as possible. It is a mark of a good craftsman and his eye for details. If you can run your thumbnail from the blank past the parts connection and it does not skip for one reason or other then you did well. Yours you can see the blank stands proud of the kit parts especially at nib. That was what was brought to your attention. Nothing that can not be corrected with the more pens you do. Nice pen.
 

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I think you missed the last line in Jeff's explanation of the terms over turned and under turned. It has nothing to do with the shape you choose for your pens weather they are straight or bulbous. but it has to do with the blank ends and there mating with the pen kit components. You want to get the transition from blank to kit parts as seamless as possible. It is a mark of a good craftsman and his eye for details. If you can run your thumbnail from the blank past the parts connection and it does not skip for one reason or other then you did well. Yours you can see the blank stands proud of the kit parts especially at nib. That was what was brought to your attention. Nothing that can not be corrected with the more pens you do. Nice pen.
Your explanation makes sense now... Thank you!
 

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Here's a pen where the blank meets the kit. I'm thinking it was probably because I used Euro bushings on a streamline pen kit. I'm guessing thats what happened.

Because while the blank was on the mandrel, it looked perfect with the bushing.
 

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