Realy Screwed One Up Today

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  • Whaler
    Veteran Member
    • Dec 2002
    • 3281
    • Sequim, WA, USA.
    • DW746

    Realy Screwed One Up Today

    I was turning a pen and pencil set for a customer. he wanted satin nickel hardware, no problem. I have done several in gold so it will be the same. Not so. The pen came out fine but the pencil is a waste. I use nothing but Woodcraft kits and would expect an American slim line pencil kit to be the same, gold or nickel, as the pen kits are.
    I noticed that the brass bbls were longer than a gold pencil kit but went ahead and turned the pencil. After assembly it didn't work. I was ready to raise H with Woodcrsft and then I laid out a kit on my desk, and guess what it wasn't their fault.

    The moral of the story is read the instructions and assume that you know nothing.
    Dick

    http://www.picasaweb.google.com/rgpete2/
  • boblon
    Senior Member
    • Aug 2003
    • 727
    • Florida, USA.

    #2
    Thanks for posting this. I have only turned gold slimlines and I'm sure I would have assumed the same and just grabbed a couple of tubes without paying attention to which kit they came from.

    BobL.
    "Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from poor judgement."

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    • mudder
      Veteran Member
      • Jul 2003
      • 1532
      • I live in a house
      • Delta 36-650

      #3
      Been there buddy.

      I have a walnut pencil that has 1 tube noticibly longer than the other.
      A little razor saw and tiny miter box made by X-acto worked to cut my problem down to size.

      Mudder

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      • sdmaker
        Established Member
        • Feb 2004
        • 287
        • St. louis, MI, USA.

        #4
        I have several gold slimline pencil kits that all have longer tubes than the pen kits. It got me into trouble once before I noticed this also.
        Dave in Michigan
        http://community.webshots.com/user/sdmaker

        http://photobucket.com/albums/v166/sdmaker/

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        • Whaler
          Veteran Member
          • Dec 2002
          • 3281
          • Sequim, WA, USA.
          • DW746

          #5
          sdmaker

          I just took a look at your photo albums, you are a busy guy and there is some great looking work there.
          Dick

          http://www.picasaweb.google.com/rgpete2/

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          • kwgeorge
            Veteran Member
            • Jan 2004
            • 1419
            • Alvin, TX, USA.

            #6
            Thatís a shame Dick but I think we have all been there.

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            • Whaler
              Veteran Member
              • Dec 2002
              • 3281
              • Sequim, WA, USA.
              • DW746

              #7
              If we don't make mistakes we are not trying something new and not learning.
              This old dog can still learn new tricks if he pays attention.
              Dick

              http://www.picasaweb.google.com/rgpete2/

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              • sdmaker
                Established Member
                • Feb 2004
                • 287
                • St. louis, MI, USA.

                #8
                quote:Originally posted by Whaler

                sdmaker

                I just took a look at your photo albums, you are a busy guy and there is some great looking work there.
                Thanks! You have some very nice looking work also
                Dave in Michigan
                http://community.webshots.com/user/sdmaker

                http://photobucket.com/albums/v166/sdmaker/

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