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Derek Lane13/03/2011 12:26:41
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Started this yesterday just to pass away a couple of hours. then my barrel trimmer broke. Always happens on a weekend.
Anyway wanting to get it finished rather than leave it laying around turned to number 3 lathe (the metal one) and knocked up a replacement

Bottom one is the broken one.
Anyway finished pen this morning it is a Cigar pen in black with a blank called Blue Stilton
Simon Reeves13/03/2011 15:58:57
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Nice one Derek, super finish as always. The blank has a sort of Chinese porcelain look about it. I've had a couple of polyester blanks where the trimmer has split a small piece off the end, but never one where the trimmer broke .
Derek Lane13/03/2011 18:45:47
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Thanks Simon just lucky that I was able to just knock up a new piece for the trimmer. I did not reproduce the glue cutter/cleaner at the front as I found these sometimes leave score marks inside the barrels of the pens
BillW13/03/2011 21:51:37
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Nice one Derek, the shiny black goes very well with the blue veins.
I don't use a barrel trimmer any more, I made a very simple jig to trim them on my disk sander, interesting trimming the Corian, I had to go very carefully, it had a tendency to bite.
I keep thinking of buying a mini metal lathe, there's so many things I could improve in relation to my wood turning.
Doug14/03/2011 17:07:07
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Nice pen Derek,
The colours in the acrylic are very subtle,
Alan T.15/03/2011 19:44:16
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Very nice pen Derek. Like Bill I don't use a trimmer, and also use a disc sander with square attached. as soon as the barrel touches the disc the sound changes. I clean out the bore with a 6.3 mm drill hand held in an old drill chuck.Never had any problems this way. Cheers Alan T.

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