I've been making pens and pencils for gifts and have made several for other people to give as gifts. I am looking forward to making more pens to sell and custom orders after Christmas.
|A apple wood Designer pen|
|These are more of the walnut that my Grandpa cut down from his farm. I turned 7 of these in March when I was learning to make pens.|
I am going to have to do some modifications to the lathe though. The lathe had a dead center on the tail stock and the pen mandrel has wore away the point. I have made a spacer/bushing that is working for now, but I plan to have the tail stock machined to take a morse taper so it can then use modern live centers and accessories like a modern lathe can take.
|This is the tail stock quill that I need to have a taper bored into|
|There should be a sharp point in the center of this.|