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Step by Step Acetate Pen Turning #4: Assembly

03-14-2010 07:38 AM by FrankoManini | 4 comments »

We are nearing the end of our journey, but we’re not home yet. Assembly of the blank, while not difficult, has at least one critical step. Here are the parts laid out for assembly: From Red Acetate Pen A pen press can help oreint the parts so they press together squarely, ensuring all interfaces are seamless. Here, the point is pressed into the lower blank. From Red Acetate Pen The most important step of the whole process happens here. The transmission advances the ball of the pen for writing, and retracts it for storage. Seating it too deeply will not allow the pen to retract. To remove a transmission, it often must be destroyed. Before pressing the transmission into...

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