Woodworking Craftiness – 360w360 E.137


Beetle-wing pen by Barry Gross.
Beetle-wing pen by Barry Gross. (Click the image to enlarge the photo.)

In this episode of 360 with 360WoodWorking, the 360 guys discuss their experience at making pens and other “crafty” items.

Join the guys twice each week for six lively minutes of discussion on everything from tools to techniques to wood selection (and more). Chuck & Glen, and sometimes a surprise guest, all have their own opinions. Sometimes they agree and sometimes they don’t, but the conversation is always information packed and lots of fun.

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2 thoughts on “Woodworking Craftiness – 360w360 E.137

  1. Pen turning is fun.
    And if you only have a limited amount of time in the shop, you can usually knock a couple out in one session.

    You also get a lot of hugs giving them away as gifts.

  2. Years ago I bought a half dozen pen kits. I have not yet turned any pens using them. I will eventually modify the kit parts to accept a Waterman refill. I’ll do it in my ‘spare time’.

    I did make a number of dip pens using some exotic woods and corian. The pen nibs can be found if you look for them. I can’t wait to give those pens to my grandchildren, along with some India ink. What could go wrong with that?

    My daughter, after seeing the dip pens, had me make crochet needles for her of various sizes. I turned them out of corian. It was a lot easier than I thought it would be and she still uses them.

    After I build that Rose engine (in my ‘spare time’), I will crafty doo-dads out of walnut shells and scraps of exotic wood species.

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