New turning techniques discovered

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Project by MarineGator posted 03-12-2014 12:03 AM 1840 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently learned a new technique that involved punching out the cheap plated finials and adding custom turned finials in their place.

These are both Brooks’ Blanks resin material.

-- If you ain't a Gator, you must be Gator bait.

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#1 posted 03-12-2014 12:09 AM

Nice pens.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#2 posted 03-12-2014 02:58 AM

Nice work, post more about the process, always enjoy seeing a new method of adding flair to a pen.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#3 posted 03-12-2014 08:02 AM

Nice work. Diggin those blanks! The finial mod is something I’ve been doing on the majestic for while now. Easy enough to do, but makes for a huge difference. For those wondering, you just drill or punch them out, and chuck the blank cut offs in a four jaw and turn it to size. Little CA and done. You can take it one step further and turn the bands too. It’s a bit more difficult to do though as the ends of the pen kits are pressed together and it’s tough to get them apart without damaging the finish. And turning the band itself is also a bit tricky.

-- They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.

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#4 posted 03-13-2014 05:02 PM

Those are very nice pens!

-- Jeff W., Boston, MA area,

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#5 posted 03-19-2014 02:20 PM

Wonderful pens! Awesome technique, like the colors which go very well with the kits and great finish. Great job!

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