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MartyS

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1979 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: pens turning lathe

I just started turning pens and enjoy it. I’ve used pen kits from Woodcraft, but since I’m new at this I don’t know how durable they are. If I’m going to do this I’d like some input into anyone’s experience with the Woodcraft’s quality and any suggestions for other real high quality kits. Thanks in advance for your help!

-- The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources. Albert Einstein


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coloradoclimber

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#1 posted 1979 days ago

I’ve been happy with pen kits from pennstate. I’ve not been using them long enough to comment on the long term durability but they seem well made.

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John Gray

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#2 posted 1979 days ago

I’d like to find a good source too. I’ve looked everywhere I know to look and can’t find a fountain pen and pencil kit that match.

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scottb

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#3 posted 1979 days ago

I’ve scratched the gold ones from woodcraft during use (ok, slightly more abusive than normal use… but a fair representation of what a few years banging around will do) and the slimlines from PennState have broken down on me – leaked or otherwise given up the ghost… I like the Titanium and Platinum ones from Woodcraft though. I think Craft Supplies USA also has Titanium Gold – Which is reputed to be just as durable as the Platinum and Black Titanium (gun metal) finishes – the toughest out there with regards to abrasion and corrosion resistance. I know they cost a bit more for the kits, But I want to keep my pens for years, and years (without having to totally baby them) – plus my 6 year old will use a pen I made over any other if given the option, so they need to fend for themselves! Can’t keep happy customers (or family members) if their Craftsman pens are just as disposable as a bic.

Do a search for this topic… I think this conversation string has come up more than once, and you might find some links there that slip my mind at present.

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scottb

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#4 posted 1979 days ago

- oh, and welcome to the addiction!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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TimberGal

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#5 posted 1974 days ago

I am new to pen turning but just bought some Berea kits and supplies from Bear Tooth Woods. Excellent service and Ernie was very helpful in finding pen kits for me that would fit a Uniball gel rollerball refill that I wanted to use. (Also received a free hardwood blank with my order!)

Have also purchased from Craft Supplies USA with great results and heard that Arizona Silhouette is a good supplier.

-- TG - - - - Keep the power flowing!!

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Festool4

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#6 posted 1974 days ago

Woodcraft’s Titanium pens hold up very nicely. I’m a big fan of the Wall Street II. http://www.woodcraft.com/product.aspx?ProductID=149279&FamilyID=5435

-- Festool4

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#7 posted 1973 days ago

Thanks all, that gives me some good ideas.

Marty

-- The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources. Albert Einstein

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MartyS

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#8 posted 1973 days ago

Thanks all, that gives me some good ideas.

Marty

-- The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources. Albert Einstein

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cabinetmaster

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#9 posted 1973 days ago

OK…........sounds like you got all the good information. You also can look at HUT.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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jeffthewoodwacker

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#10 posted 1973 days ago

Try www.bereahardwoods.com they have a good selection of high quality pens.

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WayneC

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#11 posted 1973 days ago

I really like CraftSuppiles USA. Lots of high quality choices.

http://www.woodturnerscatalog.com/store/Pen_Making?Args=

This Rhodium pen is an example

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/1240

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