1. Welcome new registering member. Your username must be your real First and Last name (for example: John Doe). "Screen names" and "handles" are not allowed and your registration will be deleted if you don't use your real name. Also, do not use all caps nor all lower case.

What pen kit(s) after slimlines?

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by ernie garcia, Apr 26, 2010.

  1. ernie garcia

    ernie garcia

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2010
    Messages:
    12
    Hi,
    Just finishing up my first pens--a starter kit from PSI with 20 pen & pencil sets. These blanks were pre-drilled & pre-cut. Most of them turned out well. I have to learn/practice more sharpening.

    What should I try next ? There are so many choices! I'd like a little bigger pen. I have a lot of stuff now --drill press, pen vise, pen press, etc .(This sure is a pricey hobby.) I'd like to stick with pens for now, but go to the next step. Any good suggestions for vendors?
    ernie
     
  2. jimbob91577

    jimbob91577

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2006
    Messages:
    120
    Location (City & State):
    Southern Oregon
    Try Ernie at www.BearToothWoods.com for supplies. Also check out penturners.org for advice.

    My advice is to try a Sierra/Wallstreet style pen. You typically get two out of each blank, and while the pen kit is more expensive than your traditional slim pen, they're easy to assemble and they're a bit thicker than your slim pens.

    You might also consider something with a cap, but try to avoid kits that require you to turn a tennon on the cap. You'll find it difficult to get the diameter just right when you first start out.
     
  3. Mark Warden

    Mark Warden

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2009
    Messages:
    334
    Location (City & State):
    Sinking Spring Pa.
  4. Scott wheeler

    Scott wheeler

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2010
    Messages:
    5
    Location (City & State):
    Reading, PA
    Ditto on Ernie at Bear Tooth Woods, he is the best at customer service. Ernie will sometimes let you mix and match kits for the qty discount, If you want something a little more challenging try the Cigar Pen.
     
  5. Tony Latham

    Tony Latham

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2009
    Messages:
    56
    I really like the Tool Box Pencils.... in fact I can't find mine right now and I miss it!

    TL
     
  6. GA Darling

    GA Darling

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2006
    Messages:
    156
    Location (City & State):
    Central Ohio
    My suggestion is pick one, they are all good.
     
  7. Tony Pridmore

    Tony Pridmore

    Joined:
    May 8, 2008
    Messages:
    9
    Ernie, you are obviously hooked. I suggest checking out the IAP site. Lot's of information in the library and forum.

    As for vendors, Craft Supplies is a good one too.

    -Tony
     
  8. bsaks

    bsaks

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2010
    Messages:
    15
    Location (City & State):
    Ridgefield, WA
    Home Page:
    I would also suggest the seirra/wallstreet style pen. I also like to cigar pens. Both are easy to turn and assemble. You might want to try and http://www.arizonasilhouette.com/ I can not say enough good things about Arizona Silhouette. Best products, customer service, and prices I have found.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice