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TURNING PROJECT

Beginner's Guide To Penmaking

Assembly
I didn't get one of those nice little pen presses so I used my drill press to assemble the pens and pencils. It's a little tedious lining things up properly but definitely works well. The odd pieces of card stock you see in the photos are to protect the metal pen parts from damage. I started by pressing the tip into the bottom blank, then the pen retractor and assembled the insert. Finally, I pressed the cap into the top blank.


Photo11: Pressing the parts into the lower blank.


Photo12: Pressing in the cap



Photo13: Finished product - They look better in real life...

Photo14: Finished product - They look better in real life...
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