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Use a pen mill to square up the ends with the brass tubing and bring the wood flush with the end of the brass tubing. I like to just touch the brass and take a very fine layer off (makes the brass shiny). Once I've done this I put marks on the insides of the tubes (using a permanent marker) to indicate how the grain lines up. One you've turned the pens, your original pencil mark will be gone. Bigger...
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