Sunday, September 26, 2010

Pen Disassembly Parts Catcher

(Sorry, I forgot about this one. THIS is the last one for the night. REALLY!!!)

I often have to disassemble parts for one reason or another. A barrel needs to be refinished, or I don't like the end result, or I'm tired of the barrel on a personal pen, or whatever. The worst part, aside from getting a bit of skin pinched during the process, is chasing the little part after I've removed it with strong whacks from a mallet.

I've tried boxes. I've tried bags. I've tried all sorts of things, but the stupid part always ends up buried in my junk in the garage.

I got the idea to use a bench brush after seeing how much crap gets stuck it in when it's just hanging there minding its own business. I figured it couldn't hurt. So I gave it a shot.

Lay the brush on its back and aim the pen part directly into the bristles. If your brush is worn and the bristles are bent, I doubt this will work. But if it's relatively new, and the bristles are straight and soft, go for it! It works awesome! I did three pens and not one part went flying!

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