Pen making update 33: Kitless guides and orange pens.

* Pen making

So the biggest new is that I have actually started the kitless pen making guide that I have been writing, I have put up the first part of it which deals with some basic preamble and then turning a square blank to a round blank. I am not sure how long this will take me but hopefully it won’t be too long. Hopefully you enjoy reading it and find it useful.

[Here it is](

Last week I sorted through my blanks and I posted on instagram the left over ones and asked people to pick the ugliest combination and I would make a pen from it. [Here were the choices]( I want to know what you guys think? It is a close race so far so let’s see what you guys have to say.

I have made some pens this week. I have finished off the


( I made for a clients


( I have made an [orange pen]( , I seem to be going through an orange phase at the moment, that one was picked up pretty sharpish. This weekend though I am working on a red and black pen. It is going to look great as I have worked with these blanks before and they are


( .

* Workshop

I have put up a secondary [workbench]( in the workshop, it’s not as stable as the lathe bench but it doesn’t need to be. Also I have found I have the


( workshop helper when I am making pens, might have to get her safety specs if it happens more often.

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