Pen making question or rather unmaking question.

Pen making question or rather unmaking question.

Post by autobodyma » Sun, 24 Nov 2002 15:47:00



Made these pens the other day, got ahead of myself and pressed this one (
top of pic, see picture in alt.binaries.pictures.woodworking under subject
Pen making question ( 1 pic ) ) together and forgot a ring.  These pens use
an "O" drill for the tubes.  Is there any tool out there to take this apart
or is this pen
just junk?

Thanks ~Mike

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Pen making question or rather unmaking question.

Post by Jim » Sun, 24 Nov 2002 18:46:15


Hi Mike,
    There are pen disassembly tools available. They sell different tools for
different kits, and there is one for the 10mm kits. I just ordered one
recently for a member in our local woodturning group as I am the groups Penn
State rep.
    --Jim


Quote:
> Made these pens the other day, got ahead of myself and pressed this one (
> top of pic, see picture in alt.binaries.pictures.woodworking under subject
> Pen making question ( 1 pic ) ) together and forgot a ring.  These pens
use
> an "O" drill for the tubes.  Is there any tool out there to take this
apart
> or is this pen
> just junk?

> Thanks ~Mike

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Pen making question or rather unmaking question.

Post by autobodyma » Mon, 25 Nov 2002 02:15:18


Jim,
I have seen those in Penn State's catalog.  I wasn't sure which one I needed
for these pens, 10mm is the one I need then?  So do you just push the rod
threw against the center of the pen tip to push it out or try to catch it's
edges along the tube?

Thanks ~Mike


Quote:
> Hi Mike,
>     There are pen disassembly tools available. They sell different tools
for
> different kits, and there is one for the 10mm kits. I just ordered one
> recently for a member in our local woodturning group as I am the groups
Penn
> State rep.
>     --Jim



> > Made these pens the other day, got ahead of myself and pressed this one
(
> > top of pic, see picture in alt.binaries.pictures.woodworking under
subject
> > Pen making question ( 1 pic ) ) together and forgot a ring.  These pens
> use
> > an "O" drill for the tubes.  Is there any tool out there to take this
> apart
> > or is this pen
> > just junk?

> > Thanks ~Mike

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Pen making question or rather unmaking question.

Post by william_b_nobl » Mon, 25 Nov 2002 03:26:46


you can buy disassembly kits. as others have mentioned.  But the price of
the kit is much more than the price of another pen kit, so if you don't mess
up too often, it's not cost effective - I find that I can often get the pen
apart by pulling hard.  you can grab it with soft jawed pliers (or wrap in
neoprene and use a vise).  If you need to get the mechanism out, just grab
with a vice and destroy it, and insert a new one -- or you can sometimes
move it carefully with a pair of dikes (diagonal cutters), or you can make a
tool using a scrapof wood, a 7mm (or whatever size you are using)tube and a
hacksaw -- clamp this "tool" around the mechanism and pull it out

my suggestion, if the pen is not perfect and of very expensive wood is to
leave the ring off, and if needed adjust the length of the ink cartrige so
it fits

Quote:
> Made these pens the other day, got ahead of myself and pressed this one (
> top of pic, see picture in alt.binaries.pictures.woodworking under subject
> Pen making question ( 1 pic ) ) together and forgot a ring.  These pens
use
> an "O" drill for the tubes.  Is there any tool out there to take this
apart
> or is this pen
> just junk?

> Thanks ~Mike

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Pen making question or rather unmaking question.

Post by autobodyma » Mon, 25 Nov 2002 05:44:41


William,
Thanks for your ideas.  How can I shorten the ink cartridge?, this sounds
like the way to go so as not to mess up the pen body.  I'm not completely
sure how to hold the wood part of the pen without damaging it to pull or
push the tip off anyway.
Thanks ~Mike



Quote:
> you can buy disassembly kits. as others have mentioned.  But the price of
> the kit is much more than the price of another pen kit, so if you don't
mess
> up too often, it's not cost effective - I find that I can often get the
pen
> apart by pulling hard.  you can grab it with soft jawed pliers (or wrap in
> neoprene and use a vise).  If you need to get the mechanism out, just grab
> with a vice and destroy it, and insert a new one -- or you can sometimes
> move it carefully with a pair of dikes (diagonal cutters), or you can make
a
> tool using a scrapof wood, a 7mm (or whatever size you are using)tube and
a
> hacksaw -- clamp this "tool" around the mechanism and pull it out

> my suggestion, if the pen is not perfect and of very expensive wood is to
> leave the ring off, and if needed adjust the length of the ink cartrige so
> it fits


> > Made these pens the other day, got ahead of myself and pressed this one
(
> > top of pic, see picture in alt.binaries.pictures.woodworking under
subject
> > Pen making question ( 1 pic ) ) together and forgot a ring.  These pens
> use
> > an "O" drill for the tubes.  Is there any tool out there to take this
> apart
> > or is this pen
> > just junk?

> > Thanks ~Mike

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Pen making question or rather unmaking question.

Post by Herman Leve » Mon, 25 Nov 2002 13:11:24


If you are trying to get the tip off just take a steel rod that will fit
thru the tube, A drill bit inserted blunt end first and take a piece of hard
wood for a mallet, hold the pen barrel in your hand and knock it out. If you
need a better grip put a ***  glove on.               Herman levee

Quote:
> Made these pens the other day, got ahead of myself and pressed this one (
> top of pic, see picture in alt.binaries.pictures.woodworking under subject
> Pen making question ( 1 pic ) ) together and forgot a ring.  These pens
use
> an "O" drill for the tubes.  Is there any tool out there to take this
apart
> or is this pen
> just junk?

> Thanks ~Mike

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Pen making question or rather unmaking question.

Post by william_b_nobl » Mon, 25 Nov 2002 15:03:50


I'm aware of 3 types of cartriges - don't know which you have, so I'll
answer for all 3:

Cross style (has a black plastic threaded top -- pull the top off, cut the
tube shorter and press the top back on.

Parker style - has a top with slanted teeth that is part of the retracting
mechanism - a bit harder, pull the top off, CAREFULLY cut/grind the cartrige
shorter, clean the inside rim of the cartrige and press the top back on - if
needed, add some CA to hold in place

Roller ball - same as above, although on some you can just file on the top -
you need to look at how the mechanism works to figure out what to do.


Quote:
> William,
> Thanks for your ideas.  How can I shorten the ink cartridge?, this sounds
> like the way to go so as not to mess up the pen body.  I'm not completely
> sure how to hold the wood part of the pen without damaging it to pull or
> push the tip off anyway.
> Thanks ~Mike



> > you can buy disassembly kits. as others have mentioned.  But the price
of
> > the kit is much more than the price of another pen kit, so if you don't
> mess
> > up too often, it's not cost effective - I find that I can often get the
> pen
> > apart by pulling hard.  you can grab it with soft jawed pliers (or wrap
in
> > neoprene and use a vise).  If you need to get the mechanism out, just
grab
> > with a vice and destroy it, and insert a new one -- or you can sometimes
> > move it carefully with a pair of dikes (diagonal cutters), or you can
make
> a
> > tool using a scrapof wood, a 7mm (or whatever size you are using)tube
and
> a
> > hacksaw -- clamp this "tool" around the mechanism and pull it out

> > my suggestion, if the pen is not perfect and of very expensive wood is
to
> > leave the ring off, and if needed adjust the length of the ink cartrige
so
> > it fits


> > > Made these pens the other day, got ahead of myself and pressed this
one
> (
> > > top of pic, see picture in alt.binaries.pictures.woodworking under
> subject
> > > Pen making question ( 1 pic ) ) together and forgot a ring.  These
pens
> > use
> > > an "O" drill for the tubes.  Is there any tool out there to take this
> > apart
> > > or is this pen
> > > just junk?

> > > Thanks ~Mike

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