Pen Kits & Turning Projects
Given enough skill from the woodworker, turned wood objects do not have to be simple, in any way. Art is at least partly in the eye of the beholder, so whether or not your work is art is up to you and its other viewers. One of the greatest features of turning is the chance to gain enough knowledge in short order to make finished projects in just a few hours--lathes give us the possibility of completing, including finish, many worthwhile projects inside a single evening. We can turn out good looking, useful projects after work on almost any day. Short of driving nails in a plank and then nailing the plank to the wall to hold coats and sweaters, there's nothing much else out there that allows shorter times from start to finish in woodworking projects. And the best part is, the projects are both attractive and useful--or can be!
10 Tips for Turning Tricky Wood
Find inspiration for your next turning project in one of our many books
As a thank-you gift for service to their country, Woodcraft sent handcrafted wood pens to 4,840 sailors serving aboard the USS George H. W. Bush.
Woodcraft’s 2016 Turn for Troops program produced 13,720 pens, bringing the 13-year total to 146,118.
Woodcraft’s Inferno acrylic and Tru-Stone turned pens are hot off the lathe and are shown below with the Wall Street II Pen Kits. Pen kits and pen blanks are offered in hundreds of choices and styles. In addition to the acrylic pen blanks, we also offer pen blanks in domestic wood, exotic wood, metal, poly resin, inlay, coffee bean, circuit board, deer antler, and many other unique blank choices.
Woodcraft Product Development Mgr. Ben Bice demonstrates the A-Z knowledge on how to turn an acrylic pen.