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The use of a pen mandrel with the correct bushing set makes penmaking and turning project kits an easy process. Simply use the bushings on the mandrel as a reference to turn your blanks down to the correct diameter.
6 June 2012
Bushings don't fit standard pen mandrelAlthough the couple of bushings is well made, has a serious problem: it does'nt fit the standard pen mandrel 7 mm. rod). In fact, the internal diameter of the bushings is narrower than about 2 tenths of millimeter compared to the diameter of the mandrel. This fact is not mentioned under the product description. Same issue for the bushing sets #310386 and #310387. Axminster should provide as soon as possible to solve this issue. Given two stars only for the excellent construction of the bushings.