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Forum topic by Mip posted 12-28-2015 01:10 AM 392 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-28-2015 01:10 AM

Topic tags/keywords: tool style pen bushings

I turn a lot of different styles of pens and such that I have quite a number of different size bushings for different kits. What I don’t like is that I have to buy the matching bushings for each kit, and that adds up over time. I have access to a metal lathe and was planning to turn out my own bushings to save some money. Does anybody have a schematic chart with all the sizes and OD and ID of each bushing for each pen kit? Or know where I can get one? Thanks. Paul

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#1 posted 12-28-2015 04:11 AM
on the right had side of the home page about 1/3 way down.

there is an exhaustive list of the bushings tube etc by manufacturer.



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#2 posted 12-28-2015 01:39 PM

JMHO, if going kit less making your own bushings makes sense. Those people use kit bushing or make their own out aluminum, corian, Delrin or steel.

When making kit pens just cheap insurance buying bushings with kit going to make. Several kits have different names but essentially the same pen. Then have kits that look the same but components, bushing & tubes different sizes.

Once know main suppliers, their kits and their resellers can shop for best sales, specials.

Berea Hardwoods while not least expensive on all kits, bushings, extra tubes, & shipping are. Berea Has several resellers.

Craft Supplies, has no resellers.

Penn State, has many resellers, some of those resellers carry less expensive kits of poor quality.

Resellers often carry Berea & Pen State stuff these days. Some resllers also buy from same supplier that handles Craft Suppiles stuff.

If click on file might be what you are looking for.

-- Bill

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#3 posted 12-30-2015 03:53 AM

Thanks for the information, guys. These will be very helpful.

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