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Posted on Pen blank just catches, doesn't cut?!! HELP!!!!!!!!!!

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Arlin Eastman

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#1 posted 07-18-2017 10:12 PM

Are you using a pen mandrel and is the brass in the wood blank? If all of that is Yes then you are not putting enough pressure on the pen blank. Some of the mandrels have the brass wheel nut to tighten up the whole thing and others like me just do it between centers with a specific head and tail stock centers and if the last is how you are doing it then the tail stock needs to be tightened just a tad to much and you will split the wood and over size the brass and it will not fit on the pen kit.

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