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Journey into Woodturning #15: EPIC FAILURE turning "Legacy Old Line Pen kit"

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Blog entry by MovingChips posted 09-17-2020 02:55 PM 615 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I tried my hand at turning a Legacy Old-Line Pen, which is a two part pen kit. Main body seem simply enough and even the top appeared to be straight forward. However, I need longer pen blanks for this kit. Also need 10mm drill bit, that I over look initially. Not to mention, old glue that seemed to dry on contact with the wood before I could activate it, were just a few problems I had along the way in this video.

Eventually, I managed to get all my ducks in a row and marched toward a finished pen. On the final steps on pulling the part together it was painfully obvious that the pen construction was a failure, yet again. This time, there will not be a forth attempt.

I do not like this pen design and find it hard to believe I will attempt to make this again. For a “larger” pen I will stick to the Jr. Zen Pen or the regular slim line pens for now.

Here is this week’s video: “EPIC FAILURE turning “Legacy Old Line Pen kit””:https://youtu.be/xMHA2vALoys



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