|Project by James Wright||posted 03-10-2016 06:45 PM||689 views||1 time favorited||6 comments|
I have wanted to make a pen for a long time but did not have a lathe. then Stress Free Woodworking issued the challenge to make a pen to be sent to the troops and I had to join in! So this was made with a pen kit from Woodcraft. the blank was cut from a piece of wood marked as Mahogany but I dought it. I am guessing it is Sapele.
I bored out the shaft hole with a 1/4” brace and bit then enlarged it a bit with a rat tale to fit the brass sleeve. next it was just an issue of finding a way to hold the small pieces while I carved them.
In the end I am extreamly happy with the outcome, and love knowing a troop will get it.
If you want to see the full build I put it into a quick video here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvVnZX7hpg0
-- James Wright, Rockford IL, https://www.youtube.com/c/WoodWright