One of the most critical steps in turning top quality pens is squaring the ends of your pen blanks to provide a perfect, gap free mating surface for the pen kit parts. With the Whiteside Pen Mills,...
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In a co-design effort, Whiteside Machine and Woodcraft have come up with new Pen Maker’s Bits that come closer to the pen tube diameters allowing for better glue-ups without the gaps typically associated with tube to blank preparation for pens, ornaments and other turning projects.
In just about every shop you will find a box or bin of scrap wood. Together with replacement parts from our store turning departments you can create different sizes and shapes for all sorts of items. Thinking outside of the box and your imagination is all you need!
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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.
A Thing of Beauty
You just have to love Whiteside. They've taken a category in which there were a series of ordinary options and created an extraordinary one. This mill is a thing of beauty. Used in a drill press, it is accurate, cuts beautifully (allowing glue-up of multiple segments / species easily) and will remain sharp nearly forever. I'm using it to produce pens in batches for the Freedom Pens program (pens for active duty military personnel overseas) and it is a huge time-saver to boot.
Not so good..
Poor quality as the trimmer itself dulled after only 8-9 pen blanks.. I have since ordered a carbide cutter to replace this one.
Great tool...Couldn't go back to making pens with it
This kit saves me the time of having numerous barrel trimmers. One kit, in its own case, makes pen barrel trimming easy. Saves a lot of room in the toolbox.
I used this on 4 pen blanks. It dulled very quickly.
Great product, but...
Back orders. I'm sick of them. Watch your inventory more carefully.