Pen Turning with Basic Tools  | How to Make a Pen

Pen Turning with Basic Tools | How to Make a Pen

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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:

Tools/Supplies Used (affiliate):

JET 1221VS Lathe -
Carbide Turning Tools - (similar, not same as mine)
Micro Mesh Sanding Pads -
Woodturner’s Finish -
Slimline pen kit -
Slimline pen bushings -
Pen Mandrel -
7mm Drill Bit -
Turner’s Sanding Strips -
Live Center -

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