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10-26-2012 03:32 AM

Topic tags/keywords: pen instructions father sing pens

HI ! I am new to the site and I was wondering where I might find instructions to make a Father sing pen. I ordered the kit but it didn’t come with instructions so I don’t know what to do with it.

Anyone know how?

thanks, Janette


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#1 posted 10-26-2012 03:40 AM

Welcome to LJ’s.

I am not a turner, July a suggestion. Search for pens under projects. Find some you like (there will be 100s). Send messagesto the makers and I am sure you’ll get some good replies. Good folks here.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 10-26-2012 03:02 PM

That looks a lot like a “slimline” pen and mentions the tube diamater is the same size (7mm). You could probably follow these instructions be ok


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#3 posted 10-26-2012 04:50 PM

There are different “Father Sing” styles….they have different bushings. Most are a “slimline” type but ther are also desk sets that require different thicker bushings. Check out the Craft supplies website.

-- Mike

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#4 posted 10-26-2012 04:57 PM

The desk pen looks really nice. That must be really hard to turn though without chattering all over the place.


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#5 posted 10-26-2012 05:00 PM

go to Craft Supplies USA and ask them to email you the instructions. they will be happy to do so

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#6 posted 10-26-2012 05:19 PM

I just did one of these, and you do need to order the directions, or download them. Be especially careful not to overtighten the mandrel, and hold your fingers behind the long spindle, putting no pressure on the wood as you turn it, just letting the cutting edge do the work. My first one came out off-center in the middle twist area, and I had to hand sand the high spots and bevel it inward, then substitute a smaller center band so it would work without twisting cock-eyed. I’m hoping for my second one to be ‘just right!’ It’s a fine pen, though, and don’t be afraid to try it.


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