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PostSubject: Re: Trustone Blanks   Wed Jan 07, 2015 5:12 pm

[quote="AB wood"]Well Guys,

I am a bit disappointed with the blank, I expected something quite different:
The name is misleading.

The blank is extremely hard best to turn with a TCT type of tool, would like s skew of the kind. A definite must buy this year as a gift from me to me.

Disaster struck when I assembled the Rollester penkit, the one end cracked, after measuring all up I discovered the coupler to be 0.03 mm bigger than the end cap.

I salvaged the blank by cutting it shorter and change design to a Bolt Action, not a pen to sell as the Rollester is thinner than the Bolt action. The transition at the tip end is not as one would like it to be.

Well I have 19 more blanks to try, Will definitely make sure of the kit sizes before I'll assemble the next one.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/9ayjhqngm9jg22k/Tiger%20Eye%20Trustone.jpg?dl=0[/quote]

Hi Abel
Sorry to here about the blank.

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PostSubject: Trustone blanks   Fri Jan 02, 2015 9:09 am

Well Guys,

I am a bit disappointed with the blank, I expected something quite different:
The name is misleading.

The blank is extremely hard best to turn with a TCT type of tool, would like s skew of the kind. A definite must buy this year as a gift from me to me.

Disaster struck when I assembled the Rollester penkit, the one end cracked, after measuring all up I discovered the coupler to be 0.03 mm bigger than the end cap.

I salvaged the blank by cutting it shorter and change design to a Bolt Action, not a pen to sell as the Rollester is thinner than the Bolt action. The transition at the tip end is not as one would like it to be.

Well I have 19 more blanks to try, Will definitely make sure of the kit sizes before I'll assemble the next one.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/9ayjhqngm9jg22k/Tiger%20Eye%20Trustone.jpg?dl=0
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PostSubject: Re: Trustone Blanks   Thu Jan 01, 2015 8:37 am

I have used them and they cut no different than any of the poly resin blanks. Sharp tools is essential
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PostSubject: Re: Trustone Blanks   Wed Dec 31, 2014 8:38 am

Keep us informed as to how it goes.

Have been looking at these but they are pricey and I would HATE to mess one up. I assume that you will be making a majestic type pen with these.

Hope 2015 gives you more time for turning.

Cheers

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PostSubject: Trustone Blanks   Tue Dec 30, 2014 6:00 pm

Hi guys,

I wish you all a healthy and prosperous 2015.

I did not forget about the forum, was punishing myself once again by climbing on towers to fit energy saving flood lights. The result no time for myself.

I received a batch of Trustone blanks today. Have any of you turned them yet?
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