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Apr 20th, 2011 at 10:32pm
 
Ready to start turning with pen mandral but i have no bushings.  looked online but everything seems to have special bushing and spacers.  is there a kit of bushings or something?
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Reply #1 - Apr 20th, 2011 at 10:54pm
 
Each pen style has its own bushing.  You will been to pick up a set each time you get a new style of kit.
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Reply #2 - Apr 20th, 2011 at 11:00pm
 
If you are gong to buy kits from more than one supplier, keep the bushings separate. Similar looking pens often have bushings that are a couple of thousands of an inch different.
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Reply #3 - Apr 21st, 2011 at 3:45am
 
What Dale said & if you don't do it when you put it together & see what it looks like you can't give it away so you'll have a new shop pen. DAMHIKT  Embarrassed
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Re: bushings
Reply #4 - Apr 21st, 2011 at 8:33pm
 
Best practice to avoid bad experince is to get a decent calipers or micrometer and measure the bushings -- and measure the fittings in the pen kit and know the differences.   

For a variety of reasons, you will encounter situations where the parts and pieces have different diamters than the bushings -- but if you know, you can make adjustments in the turning and finishing process to get best outcomes.

Making sure (really really sure) that the brass tubes are clean and clear of all glue and debris is a starting point too. 

You still have to get them in the correct order (do not ask me about cigar bushings) helps a great deal on some pens.

Some are very close across vendors --- and some are just enough different that you get caught.  Calipers keeps everything straight.

P.S -- it is not that big a deal to make bushings - especially those for finishing

Don Ward made this articles which says lots about bushings

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