Our local wood turning group, the Dakota Woodturners, recently held a free pen turning workshop. The goal was to teach newer wood turners the process of making a slimline pen on a lathe. Soon after, over 100 pens were made to be donated to the Freedom Pen project.
The process of making a pen from this kit involves drilling out a 7mm hole to place a brass tube which will hold pen components. After gluing the tube in place the pen is held on the lathe using a pen mandrel. The pen is brought to shape, sanded, and finished all on the lathe. Lastly a pen press is used to press fit all pieces together.
Making a pen is a very fun project for a beginner woodturner.