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The lathe is at the top of the list. Arguably one could make a pen by carving the barrels with a knife, but the majority of crafted pens are turned on a lathe. Most pen crafters turn other items as well (there are a noteable number who do not).
 
The lathe is at the top of the list. Arguably one could make a pen by carving the barrels with a knife, but the majority of crafted pens are turned on a lathe. Most pen crafters turn other items as well (there are a noteable number who do not).
  
=== Drill Press ===
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=== Drill Press ===
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The drill press is used by most pen crafters to drill the hole through the center of the blank. Because of this, the amount of quill travel is important feature to look for when purchasing a drill press.  Quill travel is the distance that the drill can move vertically in one height setting of the drill press table.
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Another common use of the drill press that is unique to pen making is to turn the barrel trimmer.
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Other uses off the drill press that may apply to pen crafting include powering a drum sander for sanding inside radius curves.
  
 
=== Bench Grinder  ===
 
=== Bench Grinder  ===

Revision as of 12:35, 15 June 2009

Power Tools Commonly Used for Pen Crafting

Lathe

The lathe is at the top of the list. Arguably one could make a pen by carving the barrels with a knife, but the majority of crafted pens are turned on a lathe. Most pen crafters turn other items as well (there are a noteable number who do not).

Drill Press

The drill press is used by most pen crafters to drill the hole through the center of the blank. Because of this, the amount of quill travel is important feature to look for when purchasing a drill press. Quill travel is the distance that the drill can move vertically in one height setting of the drill press table.

Another common use of the drill press that is unique to pen making is to turn the barrel trimmer.

Other uses off the drill press that may apply to pen crafting include powering a drum sander for sanding inside radius curves.

Bench Grinder

Table Saw

Band Saw

Miter Saw

Belt Sander

Dust Collector

Scroll Saw