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Making Your Own Custom Pen Without A Lathe - Part 2

Making Your Pen

Step 5: Mount your pen blanks onto a mandrel, along with 3 bushings (one on each end and one in the middle, separating the 2 blanks).

Making Your PenStep 6: Use a drill press and a sanding drum to rough out the shape of the pen.

There is an advantage to owning sanding drums. If you don't have any, you can achieve step 6 by hand, by using a sander, or by using whatever tool you may have that can round the edges.



Making Your PenStep 7: Mount your mandrel onto your drill press, and use a piece of sandpaper glued onto a piece of plywood, to make the wood flush with the bushings.



Step 8: This is what your pen blanks should look like when your done sanding.
Making Your Pen
If you plan on applying a finish to your pen like lacquer, varnish, turning wax, or even painting a design on it, now would be the time to do it!
Step 9: The hard part is over with! Remove your blanks from the mandrel, and assemble your pen using your pen kit. Press everything together.
Making Your Pen
You're done!

For the finishing touch we suggest the usage of a sophisticated high-gloss Crystal Coat finish.


If the above techniques don't suit your needs you can accomplish the same tasks effortlessly with the Jet Pen Lathe below.

Making Your PenCheck out the Jet Pen Lathe . Now you can turn pens and pencils with a smaller, easy to operate system designed exclusively for pen turning!

Instructions are used by permission from Alice's Workshop

Tools you'll need for this project


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