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just a couple of pens

I was experimenting with turning some slimline kits without the bellyband, leaving the center guide off while turning. The first was a two piece and the fit was pretty good. The second was a three piece with a castoff from a previous pen used as a band, drilled it 1/4" instead of the 7mm to fit the insert. I had a hard time facing the band section well enough because it was a bit small so I got just a little gapping.
I turned it first with spacers between all the parts then when I cut past the lip from the facing tool I took out the spacers and put the parts together on the mandrel in the assembly order then finished the turning. Polished with CA, polishing compound and turners polish.
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Gary ,Very nice pens .I've wondered if something like that would work. I mite try it myself.

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BTW I lay the pens directly on the scanner to make the pictures, no camera. Saves a bunch of time for show and tell.
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I like those. I had to read your description to realize what was different.

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Gary, that's a nice twist on a standard slimline. Looks like you did a vey nice job on it too. Let's see some more.

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Gary,

Those look pretty good! What kind of wood did you use? The Slimline site was a little fuzzy on what kinds of wood they supplied (or I just missed that part).

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They don't supply the wood, you do. I've made pens from branches that fell off the cherry tree in the front yard.
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Shoot, just a couple of pens. You are too humble. Those look great.
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