Posted February 3, 2014
It took me quite awhile to complete this pen. At first I had some doubt about the pen, and fitting the tiny parts into the blank is indeed a challenge. but the completed pen is very nice. I will make more of the medicine logo pen. My daughter is a paramedic, and teaches first aid and CPR. My wife wants this one, so I will make one for my daughter. I am 76 years old, and if I can do it you can too. A word to the wise, Read the instructions, yeah right, but that made a major difference in the ease of assembly. A lot of wood must be sanded off the ends for the brass tube to fit. Take your time it is well worth the effort.
I made two of these kits....
Posted April 7, 2012
I made two of these kits. Yes there are some VERY small parts, but with patience I got everything to fit. Soaking the parts in warm water helped loosen the fit. Make sure you allow it to dry completely before applying CA. I finished them with CA finish and got beautiful results. I do not recommended for this one for beginners.
This pen kit looks great if...
Posted October 5, 2011
This pen kit looks great if you can complete it, but plan to buy two or three to get one pen and these are too expensive for that. I had committed to making a couple for my wife's doctors! bought two, and out of those two I got one good pen but still had to piece some things together. These kits are beautiful, but they are toleranced a little too closely for wood. The small pieces are difficult to handle, and the frail and delicate inlays just don't fit well. Another one just crumbled on me, so I'm hoping that the extra kit I bought to try to make a second pen will work.