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7mm Twist Pen Assembly Guide

This Cigar Pen and Pencil Assembly Guide is written with the Rotur kits in mind but can be used as a general guide for most types of kits. Required Tools 7mm Drill Bit. 9/16″ x 9/16″ x5″ Pen Blank. Pen Mandrel. Slimline Bushings. Glue (Thick CA or Epoxy). Sandpaper/Finish. Drill or Drill Press Barrel Trimmer/Disc […]

Cigar Pen and Pencil Assembly Guide

This Cigar Pen and Pencil Assembly Guide is written with the Rotur kits in mind but can be used as a general guide for most types of kits. Kit Features 24 Kt. gold plated with epoxy coating. Smooth twist operation. Pen and Pencil designed with similar components as a matching set. Heavy weight, elegant design. Pencil […]

Rollerball & Fountain Pens Assembly Guide

This Rollerball & Fountain Pens Assembly Guide is written with the Rotur kits in mind but can be used as a general guide for most types of kits.   Kit Features: Heavy plating with either 24kt gold or satin finishing. Elegant, contemporary design combined with old and new styling. Screw on cap with quarter turn […]

Olivers Woodturning Newsletter #3

      Olivers Woodturning Newsletter Issue 3 £5 Discount Just in case Santa doesn’t bring you everything you wanted for your woodturning workshop this year we are giving every customer a £5 discount on any order placed online over the holidays. Enter the code crimbo14 during checkout. Issue 3 Merry Christmas & a Happy […]

Olivers Woodturning Newsletter #2

      Olivers Woodturning Newsletter Issue 2 Issue 2 The difficult 2nd album Actually, its not so difficult. We have received a huge amount of support from the woodturning community. I think that people realise that we are starting something special for UK woodturners….and perhaps beyond. Our second newsletter brings you a quick update […]

Olivers Woodturning Newsletter #1

      Olivers Woodturning Newsletter Issue 1 Issue 1 Oliver’s Woodturning takes its first steps Well, this is the first newsletter from Olivers Woodturning. Don’t worry there won’t be an ongoing bombardment of junk mail from us clogging up your inboxes. We will only send something out every few weeks if there something that […]

CA Finish

Pen turners use CA glue as a finish, which gives a strong and hard-wearing finish with a highly polished shine. They apply the CA while the pen is spinning, sanding between coats, and build up the layers until they have got to the required finish. This type of finish also works on larger pieces such […]

Kent Woodturners Exhibition 2014

The Kent Woodturners exhibition & sale runs from the 1st to the 16th November 2014. The event can be found at North Barn, Aylesford Priory, Aylesford, Kent, ME20 7BX, and entry is free. For more info please visit The Kent Woodturners. If you need travel directions, you can get them here.

The Garden of England Woodturners Exhibition 2014

The Garden of England Woodturners annual exhibition and sale takes place on the 25th October 2014. Admission is free, and the exhibition can be found at Dunkirk Village Hall, London Road, Dunkirk, Faversham, Kent, ME13 9LF. For more information, please visit The Garden of England Woodturners. If you need travel directions you can get them here.

Pen Making Tips

Alan Currans returns with this tutorial on Pen Making.   The trouble with woodturning in general is that you need a lot of equipment and, sadly, pen turning is no exception. However, good news is at hand – with some of the items that you’ll need you have no option but to make them yourself, […]

Finishing Pens with Superglue

Alan Currans has written this tutorial on Finishing Pens with Superglue (CA). If you search the web for information on finishing pens with superglue (CA) you will find numerous articles and videos. To my mind the definitive explanation of this technique can be found on an Australian website (www.timberbits.com) run by a chap called David […]