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Amongst the sample pen kits that I recently purchased was this one. The importer has no details regarding assembly, and I am too in-experienced regarding pens to figure out how it goes together, also diameter of bushes needed. The tubes are 10mm and the two round pieces on the right which look like plastic are, I'm sure, metal. At $5.13, it seems very good value, providing someone can head me in the right direction.
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Appears to be a cigar pen kit Harry.

http://www.arizonasilhouette.com/CigarPenBH.pdf

Or PSI Kit

http://www.pennstateind.com/library/PKBIG_ins.pdf

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Thanks Corey, I down-loaded the instructions from Pennstate Industries web site and it does look the same. What really threw me was that my kit had TWO centre bands, the round black things that I mentioned as looking like plastic but were probably metal. The drawings didn't have measurements for the bushings but that was easy enough to work out and I shall make a set on my metal lathe that I'm more familiar with. Thanks again for solving this this problem.

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Hi Corey, I made a set of bushings this afternoon so in a day or two I'll have a go at the Big Ben Cigar pen.
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Harry here is another place for instructions.

http://www.woodturnerscatalog.com/wo.../cigar_pen.pdf

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Hey Harry! Good job on the bushings. You are truly a jack-of-all-trades.

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See Harry, your one up on us, you can make your own bushings. That's pretty cool! Cigar pens are pretty cool kits.

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Harry here is another place for instructions.

http://www.woodturnerscatalog.com/wo.../cigar_pen.pdf

Thanks Glenmore, that also was a very good set of instructions for me to download.

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I'll let you into a secret George, if I got a job as a turner, I'd be fired before morning coffee break! Thanks though for you're confidence in me.

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See Harry, your one up on us, you can make your own bushings. That's pretty cool! Cigar pens are pretty cool kits.

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Aren't they just Corey. In a few hours I'll post my first one.

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