Love the burl! The bushings are (I think) made a tad large as they will wear down over time as you hit them with sand paper and, every once in a while a tool which surprisingly will take some metal off as my son learned one day! That said, I think there is more of a variation in the pen kits over the bushings as some of our pens (Wall Street/Gatsby) are flush, some are just proud of the barrels and one turned out way low...go figure! Personally, I don't mind if it's a wee larger.
Here we did a cartridge pen and we took the wood right to the bushing (mallee burl, by the way).
When assembled it was near perfect in size with just a very slight rise due to the finish.
But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. James 3:17
Last edited by Mr Mac; 12-20-2010 at 02:31 AM.