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    First of this pen

    First time I have used this kit and will most definitely be using it again.

    The resin was an absolute joy to turn.
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    Nice one m8 well done

     
     
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    Well done, your first Omega.... Really???...
    So what's with the short post 2 lines?? You normally post us a whole story with all the little hic cups you've encountered... Boy you must be getting good!!
    Only leg pulling....
    That looks really nice, good shape and a great finish... I like that a lot....
    Now we have to get you to line the top and bottom up(grain match) or you may have, it's a triple start thread
    I only open my mouth...to change feet...
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    Well done Gary @Garno, certainly looks a nice blank and finish mate.

    Great job of it, as Mark about grain matching. I guess it could be matched but the cap may need screwing on in the right place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flexi View Post
    Well done, your first Omega.... Really???...
    So what's with the short post 2 lines?? You normally post us a whole story with all the little hic cups you've encountered... Boy you must be getting good!!
    Only leg pulling....
    That looks really nice, good shape and a great finish... I like that a lot....
    Now we have to get you to line the top and bottom up(grain match) or you may have, it's a triple start thread
    Mate I would of posted a story but came over a little funny in the shed and rushed the finish somewhat. Too tired to post my usual novel

    Now as for matching the grain my normal technique is to cross my fingers and hope for the best, I am starting to think I need to alter that way

     
     
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    Grain match is really easy.... I always mark the blank along it's length before I cut it in sections... Take the middle cut ends and mark center for drilling..... Once drilled these get slotted on my blank stand in the correct orientation ( Basically a piece of 18mm mdf with 100mm lengths of 6mm dowel sticking up).
    Once turned to shape and ready for assembly, I run a flue brush through the tube... I put the end finial in first, then screw the nib( fountain pens only) onto its fitting... Select the face and just start it into the tube, remove the nib and then push the fitting home. (with the Omega I use a m10 nut to avoid crushing the threads)
    Next I push the black threaded part onto its cuplour screw this onto the nib assembly, align your blank so the pattern matches or grain aligns and again start to push the coupler home.... Unscrew this assembly and push fully home with a press.... Finally put your clip and cap in and your done!
    I only open my mouth...to change feet...
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    A nice job Gary.
    Mark you nearly wrote as much as Gary. It must be catching.
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    [QUOTE The resin was an absolute joy to turn.[/QUOTE]

    Your experience of resin is the complete opposite of mine.!!!!
    Absolutely hate the stuff.

     
     
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