Sunday, February 14, 2010

Pen Making Made Easy

Pictured in the last entry are the style of roller ball pens I make. The next couple of entries here will be dedicated to the construction of these pens. You never know, maybe some of you will want to follow in my foot steps. Pen making is by far the most relaxing woodworking activity I’m involved in. When you come home from work, turning a pen is as good as that cocktail ... honest.
Pictured above is a 3/4” square piece of Zebra Wood. It is held in place so a 10 millimeter hole can be drilled through it length wise. The piece of wood is cut 1/16” longer than the 10 millimeter brass tube supplied with the pen kit. There are two of these brass tubes with each kit. After the drilling is complete, the tube is epoxied inside of the hole. I let this sit over night before I work with it. 

Monday, February 8, 2010

What's Odie Up To Now

Hello boys and girls it's the guy that
posts this blog. I was going to phase
this blog out, but there are one or two
of you still looking. 

So, coming soon (I'm working on them
now) is a how to on making these
Roller Ball pens. If you have ever
thought you might like to tackle
wood turning, pens are the easiest
turning there is. 

Coming soon to a blog near you.