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    Diplomat II

    Gun Metal and Chrome with a Canadian shredded $5 blank.
    Painted both the blank and tube black.
    Finished with 6 coats of CA Only and polished with Huts Ultra Gloss.
    As always comments and or suggestions appreciated.
    Thanks for looking.
    Les





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    Les, I don't think I have turned that specific pen kit, but have one at home that doesn't fit correctly between the barrel and cap. Do you have to make a "notch" in the top of the barrel for the clip?
    I tried to look close at yours, but couldn't quite see it. Fit and finish look excellent!!
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    Looks great, Les. I'm curious...why use the CA finish on an acrylic blank?
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    Les that is another great pen. I have turned a lot of those. They are the Wallstreet II (Woodcraft) or Seirra (Berera). I really like the pen and the size. I carry one all the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    Looks great, Les. I'm curious...why use the CA finish on an acrylic blank?
    Thanks Vaughn,

    Finished with CA Only due to some small voids in the Acrylic.

    Les
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    Looks great, Les. I'm curious...why use the CA finish on an acrylic blank?
    I'm wondering if maybe the paper gets cut when you turn it so that it needs a little something on the outside to seal it up?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan Shively View Post
    Les, I don't think I have turned that specific pen kit, but have one at home that doesn't fit correctly between the barrel and cap. Do you have to make a "notch" in the top of the barrel for the clip?
    I tried to look close at yours, but couldn't quite see it. Fit and finish look excellent!!
    No, don't have to make a notch, just press the cap assembly into the brass tube.
    http://www.penblanks.ca/instructions...stOct09_ls.pdf

    Les
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