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Forum topic by D_Allen posted 08-26-2012 03:32 PM 643 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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D_Allen

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08-26-2012 03:32 PM

I got one of the Longwood style pens and decided to try a different approach to the ‘gripper’ area.
I coated the 1” short section with some clear rubberized spray. It gives the rubber feel to the end but still shows the wood. BTW, these kits are a bit more of a challenge for me as I do not use a mandrel.
The jury is still out on this one and I’ll carry it around for a few days and see how the rubberized end holds up.
Nice pen though. The blank is walnut burl. It was not stabilized so it took longer to fill the voids.

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#1 posted 08-26-2012 04:19 PM

I’ve seen that stuff pick up lint like crazy. Hope yours doesn’t.
Nice pen too.
Bill

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#2 posted 08-26-2012 07:54 PM

Bill;
That’s one of the reasons I don’t like the black ones. They pick up and hold lint like crazy.
This is clear plasti-dip. But, alas, it will not work. There was a small spot that pulled away from the CA finish and from there it pealed off like a snake skin. This is why it is a good idea to prove these things before putting them to use. Oh well, at least now there is one more thing that I know will not work.

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#3 posted 08-29-2012 01:01 AM

Ended up using the rubber grip after all. I could not successfully take apart the lower section so I cut the wood away and put on the ugly rubber grip. Fortunately it does not look as bad in person as it does in this photo.

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