Senior Sawdust Sweeper
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Marietta, Ga. USA
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.