Chalk holder project kit instructions

Chalk Holder Kit Assembly Instructions

Required Accessories:
• 7mm Pen Mandrel
• Drill Bit: 12.5mm 
• Bushing set (2 pc) chalk holder bushings 
• Universal pen blank squaring jig or a disc / belt sander

• Live Tailstock Center
• 2 Parts Epoxy Glue or Insta Cure (Cyanoacrylate) Glue

• Pen Blank: Minimum Size 7/8”x 3-1/4”
Preparing the Blank:
• Cut 1 blank to the length of the tube and add 1/16” for squaring off.
• Drill 12.5mm hole lengthwise through the blank.
• Spread glue over the tube(s), insert the blank with a twisting motion to spread the glue evenly inside.Center the tubes lengthwise inside the blanks.
• When the glue is dry, square the ends of the blanks. You can use a 7mm barrel trimmer with the proper sleeve,or a universal pen blank squaring jig with a power disc sander. Take the excess material down flush with the ends of the brass tube. Use a barrel trimmer to clean the inside of the tube.

Turning the Blank
• Mount the bushings and blanks according to diagram B.
• Thread on the knurled nut and hand tighten to hold all components in place.
• Slide the tailstock up snugly against the mandrel shaft inserting the live center point into the mandrel dimple, lock in place.
• Hand tighten the quill adjustment to firm up the mandrel. (DO NOT overtighten, it could damage the mandrel.)
• Using sharp tools, turn the blank down close to the bushing diameter. Turn the barrel (straight or to a profile of your choice)
• Sand the blank down to be flush with the bushings gradually increasing the sandpaper grits.
• Finish the barrel with your choice of polish. Allow sufficient time for the polish to cure.


Layout parts according to diagram A (collet & closer sleeve are pre-assembled) • Slide the clip onto the end cap.
• Press the end cap and clip into either end of the turned barrel.
• Press the collet mechanism into the opposite end.
• Twist the closer sleeve so it opens the collet sufficiently to accept chalk.
• Insert chalk and tighten.
• To advance chalk, twist the collet mechanism open and pull or slide chalk foward.
• When not in use - push chalk inside collet and tighten.
NOTE: uses standard 3/8” chalk sticks