This is my 1st pen to turn. As expected, I learned a lot with it.
What you will need
Pen Maker's Mandrel
European Pen Kit
European Style Bushings
Pen Mill Pilot for 7mm
Pen Mill Cutter Head .75
7mm Drill Bit (or as close as you can get. In my case I used a 9/32")
Monkey Pod Blanks
*A drill press would come in handy if you have one. Unfortunately I don't at the moment.
How to do this project
This is a piece of monkey pod I had laying around so I used pieces from it for my blanks.
Shaping the pen blanks on the lathe.
Sanded then applying poly for the finish.
A few other pens I've made since this one. The wood used from left to right: mango, monkey pod, oak & koa