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A Better Way to Glue Tubes in Acrylic and Mixed Material Pen Blanks | Pen Turning 101

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Let’s face it, blowouts are frustrating! Any way we can reduce the occurrence is worth the effort, and getting a better glue bond between the pen blank and tube will help out. In this video, I walk you through and explain my method of glueing tubes in acrylic and mixed material pen blanks. It’s a bit messy, but it has all but eliminated the number of blow outs I get. Hope it helps you out!!

List of Tools/Supplies Used:

  • Starbond Super Fast Thin CA: http://amzn.to/2ypj574
  • Mercury Thick CA: http://amzn.to/2ypoM5f
  • Pen Tube Insertion Tool: https://www.turnerswarehouse.com/products/pen-tube-insertion-tool
  • CA Glue Tips: https://woodturnerswonders.com/products/ca-glue-tips

 

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