This Cigar Pen and Pencil Assembly Guide is written with the Rotur kits in mind but can be used as a general guide for most types of kits.

Kit Features

  • 24 Kt. gold plated with epoxy coating.
  • Smooth twist operation.
  • Pen and Pencil designed with similar components as a matching set.
  • Heavy weight, elegant design.
  • Pencil uses a quality, german “SCHMIDT” 0.5mm lead mechanism.
  • Pen uses Parker type ballpoint refill.
  • Overall length: 5-5/8″.

 

Required Accessories

  • 7mm Long Mandrel.
  • 3 Pc. Pen Bushing Set
  • 10mm Drill Bit
  • Optional 10mm Barrel Trimmer.
  • 2 Part Epoxy Glue or Insta-Cure (cyanoacrylate)

 

Cigar Pen Assembly Diagram A

Cigar Pen Assembly Diagram A

 

Cigar Pen Assembly Diagram B

Cigar Pen Assembly Diagram B

 

Preparing the Blanks

  • Cut 3/4″ square blank to the length of the brass tube (add 1/16″ for squaring off).
  • Drill a 10mm centre hole through the length of the blanks.
  • Spread glue over the tube and insert the tube into the blank with a twisting motion to spread the glue evenly inside. Centre the tube inside the blank.
  • When the glue dries, square the ends of the blank. Use a 10mm barrel trimmer or a belt/disc sander to trim the wood down flush to the end of the brass tube.
Cigar Pen Assembly Diagram C

Cigar Pen Assembly Diagram C

Turning the Blanks

  • Place the stop bushing or 7mm spacer bushings onto the mandrel hand tight.
  • Place the longer cap bushing, widest diameter first onto the mandrel.
  • Slide on the shorter upper blank and place the centre bushing, widest diameter first, onto the mandrel.
  • Slide on the longer lower blank and follow with the shorter tip bushing.
  • Thread on the lock nut hand tight and bring the tail stock snug with the mandrel. Do not over tighten as it could damage the mandrel.
  • Slide the stop bushing towards the blank, adjusting to remove spaces.
  • Tighten the set screw and tighten the lock nut.
  • Using a lathe chisel, turn the blank down flush with the bushings. Taper the ends of the blanks (see diagram B for a suggested profile) to conform with cap and tip bushings.
  • Finish the blank with sandpapers of gradually higher grits and then your choice of polish or waxes.
Cigar Pen Assembly Diagram D

Cigar Pen Assembly Diagram D

Pen Assembly – Upper Barrel

Note: In most cases, tip and clip/coupler parts will be furnished assembled, make sure it is assembled tightly.

  • Pen Assembly – Upper Barrel.
  • Press clip/coupler assembly into the tapered end of the barrel.
  • Place the gold disc over the centre band and press towards the opposite side.

Pen Assembly – Lower Barrel

  • Press tip assembly into the tapered (smaller) end of the barrel.
  • Press the coupling, recessed end in first, towards the opposite end.
  • Place the refill with spring inside the barrel.
  • Screw the twist mechanism over the refill onto the coupler to the end.

Pen Assembly – Final Assembly

  • Engage both barrels. Slide the twist mechanism inside until parts are connected.
  • The pen operates by twisting the two halves to extend or retract to refill.
Cigar Pen Assembly Diagram E

Cigar Pen Assembly Diagram E

Pencil Assembly

  • Line up finished parts according to diagram E.
  • Press clip/couple assembly into the tapered end of the upper barrel.
  • Unscrew the upper black sleeve of the pencil mechanism from the brass coupler. Remove the couple from the mechanism.
  • Press the brass coupler, short extension end in first, into the un-tapered end of the lower barrel.
  • Press the tip assembly into the opposite end of the barrel.
  • Press the clip/coupler assembly into the tapered end of the barrel.
  • Place the disc over the extension of the centre band. Press this assembly into the opposite end of the upper barrel.
  • Engage the upper and lower barrels until the gap is closed.
  • The pencil operates by twisting the upper barrel gently clockwise, until a click is heard. Continue to twist to attain the desired lead extension.
  • To retract the lead twist the barrel clockwise and hold. Push the lead back in.
Cigar Pen Assembly Diagram F

Cigar Pen Assembly Diagram F