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powertools

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I would like to try my hand at pen turning but don't want to spend a lot of cash on something I may not take to.
Anybody given up on pen turning and has supplies they would like to sell.
My lathe has a head stock with a mt1 and a tail stock with a mt2.
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Paul
 

NikNak

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Hi Paul

If you're still looking then i have a brand new pen mandrel (i bought 2... dont ask why🙄) plus some other bits'n'bobs, trimming sets, bushes, blanks, etc etc left over from when i was well into turning. Only problem is its a 2mt at both ends. If you can source a 1mt to 2mt then i can help. I'll go down me shed later and take some pics of what i've got if that helps :giggle:(y)


Nick
 

Phil Pascoe

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If you research the bushes before you buy them, some are made with conical indents so you can turn between centres, avoiding the need for a mandrel. If you can rig up a sanding table and some abrasive on a faceplate you do away with the need for barrel trimmers. Watch for odd sized kits - stick to kits that need 7mm or 8mm holes, otherwise you'll be buying weird sized drill bits. My Record 53e doubles nicely as a pen press.
 
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