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    nurse's pen

    My wife's niece just graduated from nursing school. Wife asked me to make her a pen. This is a nurse's pen kit from PSI. It is a magnetic chain thing. I was not happy with the kit and do not plan to make more of this model.
    For a nurse, the wood is.....Bloodwood......what else do you expect?
    I made it so I'm showing it.
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    Nice pen.

    I love Bloodwood but try to stay away from the nurses.
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    I think it looks good Frank she will love it I'm sure
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    The pen looks great, Frank. What didn't you like about the kit?
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    looks fine to me, will she want the chain dangling around as she works???
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    Great looking pen Frank. She is going to love it.
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    A nurse with a pen beats a nurse with a needle any day! Looks great from here

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    Looks good Frank
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    The pen looks great, Frank. What didn't you like about the kit?
    It requires two drill bits of sizes most of us don't have laying around. The tube length is just too-too finicky. The lower (writing) end has an abrupt shoulder that is very ugly. That is correctible though. The tenon for the upper end that accepts a ring is turned from the blank after the fact using the tube as the tenon. Almost impossible to get smooth and true if turned using a mandrel. Fortunately, I am an advocate of the no-mandrel method of turning pens. For others that would create problems. I did have a problem with this. I must have left a very tiny lump of wood or glue on the tube and could not seat it perfectly on the tube/blank.
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    Thanks for the extra info, Frank. I've run into a few finicky PSI kits, too, and for many of the same reasons.
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