The daily woodturning blog.
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Day 312: Size matters
3 Days work, 1 evening to do the brass turning, 1 evening to do the wood work, and another couple hours to make the clip and transmission and for assembly and finishing.
Yes, it's 100% functional. 1/2 twist extends the refill, 1/2 twist the other direction retracts it. The nib, center band, and finial are from the plumbing section at Home Depot. The clip was made from some flat brass stock from Hobby lobby. The only kit parts are the transmission, refill, and a pair of brass tubes within the body.