Nice idea turning beads (?) toward the nib. I bet many of the troupes wear gloves. This may help them grip the pens.I help out with "Turn for the Troops" Pens. These photos were taken at the local Woodcraft in Harrisburg PA.
I made 5 pens and mentored at least a dozen people to make pens.
Later I thought this wasn't enough, so I made these pens in my workshop in the last two weeks.
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HI Tony; It is a PSI Finger Grip Tool. It makes evenly spaced grooves. Try not to go too deep in case the wood breaks off between the grooves. I then wire burn the grooves.Nice idea turning beads (?) toward the nib. I bet many of the troupes wear gloves. This may help them grip the pens.
Mal; They are just slimlines. I turn them a little fat with a recess at the joint between nib and cap, and eliminate the centerband. Kind of a variation on the PSI Comfort. I thought of making click pens, but I know the ones that last are too much.