The Slimline Pen

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The Slimline Pen

The slimline pen uses a standard 7 mm mandrel, 7 mm bushings, and a 7 mm drill bit. The plain band used in the demonstration can be switched out for a more ornate band, as shown below. The blank for this pen was cut from a maple burl growing in the forests of Virginia.

Materials

  • 24-karat Slimline Pen kit or kit of choice
  • 7 mm mandrel with slimline bushings
  • Maple burl or material of choice
  • Drill bits, 7 mm
  • Pen insertion tool
  • Cyanoacrylate (CA) glue, thin and medium
  • Barrel trimmer
  • Pen press
  • Assorted grits of sandpaper through 800 grit and Abralon sanding pads
  • EEE cream and woodturner’s finish
The Slimline Pen
The Slimline Pen
The Slimline Pen


The Slimline Pen
The Slimline Pen
The Slimline Pen
The Slimline Pen

This article is excerpted from Pen Turner's Workbook by Barry Gross. 

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