When turning the pen between centres the pen mandrel / shaft is normally supported by the use of a rotating centre fitted to the tail stock, which is pushed up to recess in the end of the pen shaft of the pen mandrel. Over a period of time this can cause some damage to the point – tip of your valuable rotating centre.
The new pen mandrel support designed and manufactured by the team at Planet Plus, the pen mandrel support enables the pen mandrel & shaft to be held securely between centres without any unnecessary force being applied to the pen shaft, the pen mandrel support is simply fitted to the tail stock as you would with the rotating centre and the pen shaft is then inserted in to the pen mandrel support, the pen mandrel eliminates any shake in the pen mandrel shaft as it rotates between centres during the pen turning process. The pen mandrel support will also reduce any unnecessary pressure being added to the lathes motor, especially with the smaller lathes
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Many thanks David for donating all the pen making equipment, which I will deliver to the wood shed at Phoenix House run by Help 4 Heroes. This donation will enable the shed to help military veterans who have been injured both physically and mentally whilst serving their country. Many of these heroes have not interacted with others for many years. The wood shed tries to bring these guys and girls together and break through some of the barriers which stop this interaction. It will also enable many ot them to try turning for the first time. I know first hand what its like to find that one thing which helps turn lives around. Once again David from one veteran to another, Thank You, you may have just saved some lives.
Someone who found turning and it changed my life. - John Grant