|Project by Eddie||posted 02-21-2014 05:37 PM||901 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
I have been wanting some lathe practice and a pen seemed like a good project for just that.
The first pen I turned was the simple shaped one in Osage Orange with Gold Upgrade kit.
The second one I decided I wanted to add some shape and ergonomics. It was done in Bocote with a Copper kit.
This was my process: -Blanks were rounded using a radiused square carbide cutter which took less than a minute each. -Then they were shaped mainly with a circle carbide cutter (Sidenote: my carbide tool was purchased from Cap’n Eddie Castelin—google him, you wont regret it) -Both sanded up through 600 and then finished with CA Glue sanded through 12,000 -Polished with Meguiars Car Headlight Wax.
Both are slimline pens (went with the cheapest I could find, assuming I would botch it and have to buy another)
Never thought making these would be so rewarding. Its so nice to have a project you can start and finish in one short evening!
I found a clearance Fountain Pen kit locally…so I will try to tackle that one next.
What do you guys think?
Advice/Opinions greatly encouraged!