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Thread: Pen Making

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Columbia, SC

    Pen Making

    Well since you guys responded so quickly to my other question thought I would throw this out there. I am looking to make a few pens, and like I said I dont wanna spend a fortune. I know I need a mandrel, any suggestions on which one to get, ill probably start off making some slimline pens at first. And as for everything else I need can you guys point me in the right direction in terms of what I "need" to get started. Want to turn a few and see if it is really worth it to me. Thanks,

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Red Deer, Alberta, Canada


    Hi Mike,
    Welcome to the Family. Hope you enjoy yourself here as much as I do.

    Take a look at this page for a free DVD that will give you some great information to help you get started in pen-making:

    Did I mention that it's FREE!??

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Mountain Home, Arkansas
    The PSI DVD is an OK helper for a beginner. PSI pen kits are, IMHO, good beginner kits. But, soon, you may want to move up in quality. I suggest getting the Craft Supply catalog, called The Wood Turners Catalog, and use their kits. As for mandrel, start with the professional adjustable. A bit more money but well worth the expense right off the bat.

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