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Sunday, September 21, 2014
Pen Making, Start to Finish (Part 3)
Next step (what am I on now?), Barrel trimming. This device shaves away the 'margin' wood and makes the end of the wood blank flush with the brass tube.
Here you can see a nice, clean end after trimming.
Here are the clean, trimmed blanks. Now I also mark the inside of the brass tubes to match up the wood grain later. This is important because they are about to go on the lathe and the horizontal pencil lines on the outside are about to go away.