Turning pens is growing in popularity because it’s fun, easy and can be done on any size lathe. It’s also a great way to produce handcrafted unique gifts for your friends and family or even for merchandise to sell. Handcrafted pens typically sell for $25.00 and up.

If you’re thinking about turning some pens, you’ll find everything you need to get started right here…

This is an awesome kit to get you started… When Mike and I started turning pens, we had to purchase everything separately and it was a bit of a pain because we had to go to 3 different stores to get everything we needed to start out and it cost us twice as much. I wish we had come across something like this.

 

Starter Pen Turning Kit
This kit contains all the essential tooling you need to start turning custom pens. Includes 3 pen blanks (Bloodwood, Bubinga and Olivewood), 3 gold-plated hardware kits with twist mechanisms, 7mm mandrel with knurled nut, #2 Morse Taper, (4) 7mm bushings, a 7mm Brad Point Drill Bit, a 2 oz. bottle of CA Glue, a Pen Mill for truing up all mating surfaces and a storage case with 28 adjustable compartments.                       

Starter Pen Turning Kit

Starter Pen Turning Kit

If you already have a lathe, make sure and check the Morse Taper on your head stock before purchasing any pen turning kits that include a mandrel. If you’re not sure what the MT is for your lathe, send us a comment, we’ll do our best to help you figure it out.

Excelsior Mini Lathe
With solid cast-iron construction, a robust 1/2 hp motor and a precision- machined live center, this little workhorse rivals features found in much larger lathes. It can turn bowls of almost 10″ in diameter, and spindles up to 17-3/4″ in length, making it perfect for chair legs, small table legs and an endless array of decorative turnings. A convenient door provides easy access to the belt, along with 5 different speeds: 760, 1100, 1600, 2200 and 3200 RPM. Cast-iron body provides mass for minimal vibration, stable turning and maximum durability. To increase your spindle capacity to 38-1/2″, just use the optional Mini Lathe Bed Extension (32307).                  

Excelsior Mini Lathe

Excelsior Mini Lathe

 

Pen blanks available from Vedder Mountain Hardwoods

Assortment of Western Big Leaf Maple Burl, Spalted and Curly Maple
Assortment of Western Big Leaf Maple Burl, Spalted and Curly Maple
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