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    Default tutorial for the single piece twist pen - NEW TUTORIAL

    hi guys
    this is how i made the twist pen with a single piece of timber.

    firstly find a 7mm long series drill bit , cut the blank the length of the 2 tubes as well as the centre band
    i find because of the length of drill bit and blank i drill on the lathe , then glue ONLY ONE TUBE into one end using 5 min araldite and let dry
    then true up both ends of the blank , mount the blank on the mandrel using the other brass tube on the unglued end , turn and finish as you like then as you are taking the blank off the mandrel when you get close to the end of the mandrel turn blank on slight angle that catches the loose tube and it makes it so easy to get out
    now get the nib and the tube and assemble then assemble the mechanism into the other end of bottom tube CHECKING CAREFULLY WHEN YOU GET CLOSE because its not glued into anything so if pushed to far using a disassembler may damage the tube
    then assemble the end cap and clip onto end of blank that has the tube glued

    then assemble and its right to use twisting from the nib to bringing the refill out to use and to replace the refill grab the nib and the blank and seperate it takes a bit of muscle as you only got the nib to hold on to

    hope thats explains it enough


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    heres the second lot of pics plus the pdf copy of the tutorial
    Last edited by dai sensei; 9th Oct 2011 at 09:53 AM.

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    Fantastic!

    I think i am going to give this one a try in the very near future.

    The pictures tell a thousand words but what you have said makes sense to me.

    Cheers and thanks for the hard work yopu put in.

    Cheers,

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    Hey Troy,

    Great job mate, I have been trying to think of how to do this as I have some really nice Goldfieds timbers that will look awesome as a single piece pen, but I didn't want to go down the Longwood style as they are too chunky for the market I am targeting. Thanks for the WIP

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    can also do a pencil that way as well
    may just have to make and do a WIP on it as well

    troy

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    Thanks for the WIP Troy. I think we will be seeing a few of these pens pop up on the forum in the not too distant future.
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    Cheers John

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    The only thing that concerns me a little is replacing the ink refill. is it really that easy to just grab the nib assembly and remove it. I have had problems taking a standard assembly apart
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    Cheers John

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    Quote Originally Posted by munruben View Post
    The only thing that concerns me a little is replacing the ink refill. is it really that easy to just grab the nib assembly and remove it. I have had problems taking a standard assembly apart
    john it just take a few twists and pulling apart slowly

    try one and find out

    troy

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    Nice work Troy

    there's a suggestion that if you dribble a little ca down the nib end blank it will give it a little more strength and rigidity
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    Thanks for the WIP, Troy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mkypenturner View Post
    john it just take a few twists and pulling apart slowly

    try one and find out

    troy
    I'm definitely going to try one for sure. Thanks again for the tutorial.
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    Thanks for the tutorial that is fantastic

    I have been trying to think how you did this and this method was the only way I could think but for some reason my brain was saying no it can not be done. This would be a good way to do pen in odd shapes like baseball bat etc.

    Thanks for sharing and you should see one from me soon SWMBO permitting
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    Thanks for a very easy to follow tute. I've been thinking about trying my hand at doing some pens.....just needed the right info. Thanks again

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    Thanks for that great WIP and it sure makes a pleasing pen.
    Cheers, Glenn.

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    Thanks for the tutorial nice and easy to follow BUT it would be grat if it was made downloadable and you could just click and save. Is there any chance of making this happen ?

    Cheers Ian

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