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Bethlehem Olivewood Cross Laser-Cut Inlay Pen Kit Blank

Item #
39408
Rating:
74% of 100

This two-part kit lets you build your own composite pen blank with an authentic Bethlehem Olivewood cross inlaid into a walnut barrel. Once turned, the assembled parts create a seamless wood body for a beautiful finished pen. Designed for Manhattan Chrome, Manhattan Gold, and Elegant Manhattan style pen kits only, sold separately. Assembly requires CA (cyanoacrylate) glue. For best results, use sharp tools. For easy-to-follow directions (including color photos) on applying the CA finish to your pen kit, see the article "My Simple CA Finish" by Colin Nelson.


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  • Fits Manhattan Pen Hardware Kits (Sold Separately)
  • Difficulty Level (1 Easy - 5 Hard): 1
(1) Bethlehem Olivewood Laser-Cut Inlay Pen Kit
More Information
Manufacturer Part Number BETH OLVEWD SIERRA
Weight 0.0700
Style Other
3.7 / 5.0
10 Reviews
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Bought as a gift for our new Priest.
September 15, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
simple but nice looking pen
simple but nice looking pen
January 10, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Great project to make
Easy to turn. No problem with inay fitting in the barrel.
January 3, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
I have made two of these so far and keep getting orders for more. Both were Manhattan pen kits .
May 21, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Cross
would like to have the base wood in a whiter wood and the cross in a larger size and of more contrast.

I popped out the cross and filled with a crushed stone and used CA glue to secure the stone before turning. Did not care for the Walnut tube base.
September 11, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
I just completed turning this cross...
I just completed turning this cross inlay pen blank. In my case the inlay was in the blank to begin with and fitted very well. Added CA glue per instructions to secure inlay before turning. Turned and finished nicely with a CA finish. I clipped out part of the blank from the tube trimming excess CA finsih from the ends-not the blanks fault. I would agree that the inlay could be larger. Contrasts of wood could be greater but that is how wood is. I'll order again.
June 2, 2013
Perhaps I was lucky, but the...
Perhaps I was lucky, but the cross fit perfectly in my pen. I would give it 5 stars except I think it would be better if the cross was slightly larger and the walnut body was slightly darker, making more of a contrast between it and the cross. That said, it made a very nice pen and nice gift I used a gel cartridge in place of the ballpoint for a smoother writing pen.
March 12, 2011
Cheap but expensive
Its a cheap kit comes with barrel and a small inlay and its $20 it doesnt go together very good and could be alot cheaper and be ok
June 15, 2018
The inlay cross is tiny. There...
The inlay cross is tiny. There was a lot of slop in the fit, and left a gap at the top. This could be better. The pen kit is adequate, but not anything special.
July 28, 2010
Recently I had purchased 3 Olivewood...
Recently I had purchased 3 Olivewood cross Pens. These were to be turned and given as gifts within my congregation using the Sierra Pen Kits. Much to my disappointment I wound up with flaws in the Cross area as well as in the Olivewood itself. I managed to dummy up those having spacing flaws at the cross.In turning my 3rd Pen I noticed a hairline fracture in the wood, believing this did not go all the way through I continued turning and found upon completion that it did go all the way through. I will not give this pen to anyone. My loss. Now I have a request for one and I have ordered one. If my pen arrives with a flaw I will no longer purchase these specialy pens.
January 29, 2011
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For my wife
Bill K on Aug 21, 2019
Planning ahead for Christmas Gifts!
Paul P on May 4, 2019
For my wife
Bill K on Aug 21, 2019
Great gift for all.
M L on Jul 4, 2019
Planning ahead for Christmas Gifts!
Paul P on May 4, 2019
Giving to a selfless caregiver
Eric on Apr 5, 2019
Gift idea
Bill N on Mar 24, 2019
Christmas gift for my sister.
Looks good for my pastor
M K on Nov 7, 2018
gift
kevan d on Jun 23, 2018
Because when I was gluing in the brass insert in the last one it got stuck too close to the bottom and I had to cut the cross part off.
Larry S on Jun 6, 2018
Class
Richard P on Jun 2, 2018
For experimentation.
Larry S on Apr 20, 2018
To turn as a gift for my Pastor.
Caneman on Apr 2, 2018
I never did any laser cut blanks bef0re see how it works
Ray L on Feb 20, 2018
gift
albert c on Jan 11, 2018
For a gift
Roy on Dec 26, 2016
Daughter gift
Rick W on Dec 22, 2016
Will be a great Christmas present
julie r on Dec 5, 2016
Christmas gift for our Pastor.
Robert J on Dec 3, 2016
Third set. Easy to complete, beautiful to look at. Special gift for that special person.
Ken M on Nov 16, 2016
For turning pens
David H on Nov 5, 2016
easy start for daughter
Shaun B on Sep 23, 2016
Olivewood is a beautiful wood, the markings on regular blanks are amazing and some of the most breath taking you will ever see. For this reason I purchased this laser cut Inlay and presented it to a Pastor as a going away gift.
Steven L on Oct 30, 2015
gift
Donald A. Flater F on Sep 8, 2015
Great gift for all.
M L on Jul 4, 2019
Giving to a selfless caregiver
Eric on Apr 5, 2019
Does the store carry the cross pen /
Dennis D on Mar 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It did a year ago when I purchased it. The inlay kit and the pen hardware were available. A very nice piece when you are done with it.