Friday, March 12, 2010

Pen Making Made Easy #3

This video didn't turn out as well as I wanted. 
But hey, you'll get the idea. The little camera
just didn't have the quality with the video or
the sound. Except for that ... it's perfect !

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

New Things ...

New things are here and coming. If you look to 
the top right you will see "PAGES (our work)".
This is a new feature from blogger. It allows me
to add pages to this blog. I have chosen to display
our work there.

Also, the next installment of pen making will be
a video of the actual lathe turning. I'm very excited
to be able to do this ... stay tuned.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Pen Making Made Easy # 2

After the glue is allowed to sit all night, it’s time to “square up” the blank. The tool you see in the top photo is used for this. The thin part towards the bottom is inserted into the brass tube. The thicker part is then turned in the drill and cuts the wood square to the brass tube. This is why the wood blank was cut to a 1/16” longer than the brass tube. In the photo below, you can see the cutting portion riding on the blank.