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    What in the earth.

    What in the earth are these 2 items. I am at a totally lose.

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    No idea, but could it be a pen dissembler tool??
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    I haven't a clue. I got them off EBAY. and they have me lost.

     
     
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    My firs thoughts were a pen dissembler Mark.
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    How long is the mandrel ?

    If it is a pen dissembler, it looks better than the one I got.

    COOPER 01/08/1998-31/01/2012

     
     
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    Could be used for holding a blank for Blind end pens ,if the lhs piece slides on the rhs shaft endless uses. If they fit it would make a press for glueing up segment designs.

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    You mean “ what on Earth” Joseph, you got them on e bay, were they part of something you bought?
    Kind regards John.

     
     
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    I believe it's an early slimline pen mandrel, little like a mandrel saver.

    If I remember the small piece used to have a bearing fitted in/on the small Diameter end to allow the shaft to rotate easily.

    If I remember rightly Craft Supplies UK used to sell them when they were based at Millers Dale.

    Both the ends are tapered to an MT2 and the shaft should be around 70mm long.

    That was based on adding your Bushes and turn one tube at a time.

    I believe that the bearings used to fail very quickly and was a poor design as the bearing was a ball race type that wasn't designed to have sidwards pressure..

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    I believe Eamonn is spot on. If not, they are a dohickey and a thingamabob... Stay healthy Mates!

     
     
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark James View Post
    If not, they are a dohickey and a thingamabob...
    Every shed has a few of them.

    COOPER 01/08/1998-31/01/2012

     
     

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