Pen Turning with Basic Tools | How to Make a Pen


Pen turning is an awesome way to get into woodturning. Today I’ll show you how to make a pen on the lathe. It was the first time I’ve ever turned a pen and I didn’t have a pen vise, reamer, barrel trimmer, or pen press. See how I did it with just the basics. This is Day 4 of my 6 Days of Beginner Woodturning Projects. If you’ve wanted to add lathe work into your woodworking this is a great place to start. I’ll share some basics and what I learned turning each project.

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Thank you to JET Woodworking for sponsoring this video! Check out the 1221VS Lathe here: http://amzn.to/2BKEffz

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Tools/Supplies Used (affiliate):

JET 1221VS Lathe – http://amzn.to/2BKEffz
Carbide Turning Tools – http://amzn.to/2iXTPQM (similar, not same as mine)
Micro Mesh Sanding Pads – http://amzn.to/2AuXeN8
Woodturner’s Finish – http://amzn.to/2jjhhF3
Slimline pen kit – http://amzn.to/2BnalRP
Slimline pen bushings – http://amzn.to/2A8Ncy3
Pen Mandrel – http://amzn.to/2AOAO9S
7mm Drill Bit – http://amzn.to/2iHZ5ny
Turner’s Sanding Strips – http://amzn.to/2kthPeZ
Live Center – http://amzn.to/2AWzC4D

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