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#1 posted 09-25-2020 02:31 AM

Thanks for the info, OSU55!

Follow up question, does anyone have any great suggestions for YouTube channels, online tutorials or even digital classes for learning to use a lathe? The pen making video that came with the kit was fairly dated and lacking. One thing it was clear on was that the slimline pen tubes should be slightly shorter than the blanks you glue them into, so that you can square the ends and make them even and flush to the tubes without actually removing any metal from the tubes. However the blanks they sent were cut a bit shorter than the tubes to begin with, so they are flush on one side and protrude slightly from the other, which doesn’t seem like the best start.

If anyone has any advice for us about tubes that are too long for precut blanks, or any links for lathe beginners we would appreciate it!

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