WoodRiver - Accord Twist Pen Kit Gun Metal
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Item 159752Model 1303/B-GN-HP
- Durable plated finish; Single tube construction
- Silky smooth twist mechanism
- Perfect weight balance
- Requires 3/8" pen maker’s bit (sold separately)
- Requires 3/4" x 3/4" x 5" pen blank (sold separately)
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Outstanding Pen Kit
I love this pen kit, it is one of my favorites and always a big hit with the people I make them for! The parts are very well made and have an excellent finish. I don't use a reamer to trim the ends so have had not issues with the tubes as some reviewers have stated, I like the thicker tubes as they do not bend or deflect when pressing the parts in place. The mechanism works very smoothly and is indeed "silky smooth". Assembly is very easy with no tricky or delicate procedures required.
F YI... Accord Pen kits use special Accord .338 barrel reamer
Directions do not do a good job of specifying the size of the barrel reamer to use. Use: WHITESIDE9100-338I tem 161547 Pen Reamer .338"/Accord Pilot Shaft. I hope this info helps everyone making this pen kit as it is not spelled out anywhere in the directions.
I would buy this kit again and again and again.
I used this pen on a business trip in North Carolina and showed it to a jeweler, she had to have it. It was the only pen I brought for the trip. I sold it. I had to use a cheap hotel pen for the rest of the trip.
PLease redesign the brass tube.
The brass tube supplied is too small for a 3/8 inch reamer to trim the glued-up tube/blank assembly with perpendicular ends. A 9mm reamer bit wrapped with one layer of masking tape provides a snug fit. This pen needs redesign with a brass tube that will accomodate a 3/8 reamer.
Bought two kits. Calls for a 3/8" bit which would mean a 3/8" pen mandrel too. The tubes are too thick so a 3/8" pen mandrel does not work. Spun one of the tubes right out of the blank. Test fit the other tube on the mandrel before gluing and sure enough it doesn't fit. Used my disc sander instead. Like the size of blank used for this kit. Can really show off some nicely figured wood. Just watch out for the tubes. Other than that the kit is nice. Finely packaged and an impressive size pen.