Pen Turning

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Blog series by WayneC updated 07-14-2007 02:12 AM 2 parts 22060 reads 41 comments total

Part 1: Intro to Pen Turning - Part 1

07-13-2007 04:17 AM by WayneC | 24 comments »

Overview There are a number of people who have indicated they would like to know more about what it takes to turn pens. There are quite a few very good pen turners who are members of our community. My intent is go get an overview out there to encourage more people to give it a try. I’m hoping some of the other pen turners will add to this and we can get more people turning. It really is quite simple and very rewarding. What I like about turning pens is the ability to finish a ...

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Part 2: Intro to Pen Turning - Part 2

07-14-2007 02:12 AM by WayneC | 17 comments »

In this part I’m intending to finish the cigar pen I started last time. I’m going to add a bloodwood accent to the writing end of the pen. To do this I took a bloodwood scrap and drilled the center. I then took a spare brass tube put it on the pen mill and squared one end to the hole. This allows the part to mate seamlessly to the piece on the tube. Next is cut off a short piece to glue onto the tube. I am using a clamp to keep my fingers away. I probably could hav...

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