Has anyone done business with Bullseye Turning Supply? They have an interesting set of kits, but I'm loath to give them a try without hearing about the quality of their kits and how they are to work with. https://bullseyeturningsupply.com/
This kit concept, is interesting. I can see how it could be a stepping stone to making custom pens. From the website, I cant tell where the store is located . Can, UK, USA, Aus, etc. Would make a huge difference in the price, knowing the currency.
Each pen blank has been dyed green and stabilized with Cactus Juice products. We partnered with local Los Angeles wood turner Kate of Bullseye Turning Supply and turned to her for her expertise in creating this astounding emerald green pen blank. Each blank is squared to 7/8" (width and...
Kate Harrow is about one of the nicest people you could ever do business with. She's been in the pen community for a while now (a few years) and even hosted a pen turning show in CA last year that we attended pretty much just to get a chance to meet her in person.
Her partner in Taiwan is manufacturing the kits and they're doing preorders at the moment. We've got a few ordered up but don't have them in hand yet since it's preorder only at the moment.
My only grip is I was planning on releasing something similar and had sketched it up but wasn't able to get it made first lol Bottom line: you'll be pleased working with Kate.
Well no, they aren't but this is a bit of an interim step between closed ended pens and fully kitless/custom/bespoke/whatever pen making. What I like most about it is that it's a well thought out system with the mandrels designed for it. I make mandrels for my custom pens, so I'd say they are an important part to have.