Turning Cap Finial Insert

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johncrane

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Turning a cap finial insert using a Gemini bush, l am using the one with a long shank.The supplier for the Gemini pen kit and bushes is PSI,there are many ways to turn the cap finials this is just one l came up with.
1)use leftover blank cut off about an inch long.
2)Use a Gemini Bush' long Shank
3)CA glue the Blank too Gemini bush
4)Place the bush into drill chuck
5)Turn too size, finish,then part off.
You can also turn the a center ring using the same blank its just a matter of drilling the blank first or last.













 
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karlkuehn

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Great tutorial! That's the same way (in a nutshell) that I did my first Baron finial, although I drilled and turned the custom center band ring off the block before turning the finial. It's so easy to make these little custom touches like this, and it really makes the pen stand out! Thanks for taking the time to take and post the pictures, that's a big value-add to the community. The more ways we see to do something, the easier it is to find our own versions and methods. :)
 

gwilki

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Good one, John. I glue to a waste block. I think it must be my mindset of trying to keep CA off bushings. :)

I can combine your pics into a .pdf, if you like.

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gwilki

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I have the .pdf file, but when I try to attach it to a new thread, I get a message that .pdf is not an acceptable file format.
Ideas anyone?
 

gwilki

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I sent John an email message. Since you can't attach to it, either, I'll need to wait for his instructions. In the meantime, Steve, I've emailed it to you off-forum.
 
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