New Hobby - Pen Turning

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New Hobby - Pen Turning

Post by Bloodkraze » Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:03 pm

So just recently I have taken up a new hobby of pen turning. I started collecting fountain pens a couple years ago and then one day thought it'd be fun to try to make my own. While I'm still fairly new and am only making cartridge type pens it's turned out to be a ton of fun. As I make more and more pens I'll keep updating this thread with pictures.

I have made 4-5 pens previous to this one but I had just completed this one tonight that my coworker is buying from me. It's also the most unique (hardware, not the actual part I turn).

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Re: New Hobby - Pen Turning

Post by Ian7 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:20 pm

People would always make these in high school for our wood-shop class and I was always super jelly that I didn't have one. I never took the class cause when I make things I'm super OCD about everything being perfect that I could never meet the dead-lines.

But making those are pretty legit wish I could.
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Re: New Hobby - Pen Turning

Post by HAJIBADA » Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:44 pm

I tried this before, once you get the hang of it, it becomes a lot of fun
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Re: New Hobby - Pen Turning

Post by Bloodkraze » Tue Mar 31, 2015 3:14 pm

Well.. I'm going to bump this... Here are a couple recent pens that I made as Christmas presents.

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Post by Jason » Tue Mar 31, 2015 9:25 pm

Those are actually really nice. Cool to see that you kept up with it and gained some skills. Is it a profitable hobby? Seems like pens like that are something that I used to see going for a hot penny in some fancy places for business dudes.
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Re: New Hobby - Pen Turning

Post by Bloodkraze » Tue Mar 31, 2015 11:23 pm

Jason wrote:Those are actually really nice. Cool to see that you kept up with it and gained some skills. Is it a profitable hobby? Seems like pens like that are something that I used to see going for a hot penny in some fancy places for business dudes.
I'm more of a hobbyist than anything else, but yeah. Those pens I just posted If I were to sell them and I was patient I could get around $200-$250 for the pair. I'll have some more pictures uploaded soon.
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Re: New Hobby - Pen Turning

Post by narwal » Wed Apr 01, 2015 3:26 pm

How much do they cost to make though?
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Re: New Hobby - Pen Turning

Post by Bloodkraze » Wed Apr 01, 2015 5:09 pm

narwal wrote:How much do they cost to make though?
Excluding things that I bought that I will keep and use in the future (bushings, drill bits, things like that) one of those pens costs me about $30.
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Re: New Hobby - Pen Turning

Post by Django » Wed Apr 01, 2015 5:55 pm

nice vape pens
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