Turning Project Regardless Of What The Computer Manufacturers Say Handwriting Is Far From Being A Lost Art Hand Crafted Pens And Pencils Are Still Very Popular Among Consumers And Crafters In Fact Pen Turning Is One Of The Fastest Growing Woodworking Hobbies
Turning project regardless of what the computer manufacturers say handwriting is far from being a lost art hand crafted pens and pencils are still very popular among consumers and crafters in fact pen turning is one of the fastest growing woodworking hobbies is post about Magazine bookmarked by cecil with ID 13445469653 was uploaded on 04-04-2019 and has been viewed 167,124 times.
Sierra Wooden Pen SUPPLY CHECKLISTmandrel Adrill bit 27/64"Sierra pen millMicro Mesh (optional)Sierra pen kit (brass tube, refill and spring, twist mechanism, nib, assembly, finial/clip assembly)bushing 20Afive minute epoxysand paper - various grits to 500 gritspen blank 3/4" x 3/4" x 2 1/2"It's relatively easy to get started - if you have a mini or full size lathe and a set of chisels, you're halfway home to making your first pen.
You won't have to invest in a lot of expensive tooling, and it provides almost instant gratification - you can finish a simple project in a couple of hours.Gearing UpBefore you begin to turn your first pen, you'll need to purchase some basic tooling.
You'll need an arbor that slides into the headstock of your lathe - a Morris Taper (MT) #2 fits most lathes; a mandrel with brass nut that screws into the arbor and fits between the headstock and tail stock; the appropriate size drill for the kit you're making (in this case 27/64"); appropriate bushings to determine the final size and mount on the mandrel for the kit you are using (in this case a 20A bushing); glue to secure the brass tube inside of the blank (either...