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Slimline Pen Hardware Kit - Gold

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90% of 100

A classic twist pen, the Slimline is an all-time favorite. Its simple design is accessible to beginners, yet attractive enough to satisfy more experienced turners. Quality components like the Swiss-made carbide writing tip make the Slimline Pen a fantastic writing choice.

Turning Accessories Needed:
  • Minimum blank size: 9/16" x 4-5/8" (sold separately)
  • Pen Turning Mandrel (sold separately)
  • Slimline Bushing Set (#43546, sold separately)
  • 7mm Drill Bit (#36372, sold separately)
  • Pen Mill Kit (#47526, sold separately)
(1) Gold Slimline Pen Hardware Kit
More Information
Manufacturer Part Number RZ-5#-G
Weight 0.0500
Finish Gold
Type Pen
Style Slimline
4.5 / 5.0
141 Reviews
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Worth the expense
Excellent quality.Attractive. Gave many to friends and family some have asked for more.
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May 25, 2020
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Well designed pen kit.
Great pen kit. Better quality than some of the other ones on the market.
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Added Apr 14, 2020
April 14, 2020
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
An old standby
Probably the best selling pen kit I've turnned
April 11, 2020
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Easy to use. Good hardware
Great starter kit.
April 8, 2020
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Staying home and perfecting a new skill ... pen truning
Staying at home and learning a new skill
Pens are great fun to make
This is my first try and I love it
Recommend this for all skill levels
Fun easy creative and practical
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April 3, 2020
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Guts for pen
Exactly what I needed - thank you so much!
March 27, 2020
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
EASIEST and most turned!!!
These pens (the style) are not only recommend for the beginning pen turner,but are well received by their users. Got the pens at a very good price!
March 25, 2020
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great Value!
Great value!!
March 21, 2020
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Like it
Like the style of this pen. The gold/black compliments any wood you like
March 19, 2020
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Very nice product.
March 13, 2020
4 months ago
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
Replacing pen kits. These are a lot of fun to turn.
Ronald G on Jun 4, 2020
Need more kits. These are popular
Ryan M on May 10, 2020
Replacing pen kits. These are a lot of fun to turn.
Ronald G on Jun 4, 2020
Ladies love this style pen
Gary J on May 11, 2020
Need more kits. These are popular
Ryan M on May 10, 2020
Enjoy making pens and these are rather simple. Plus I needed more kits because people really like this style.
Ronald G on Apr 10, 2020
Because I turn pens and am out of kis
Tom Z on Apr 5, 2020
Good product and seller
Walter D on Mar 3, 2020
High quality, good experience
Thomas C L on Mar 1, 2020
customer choice
Donald W on Feb 27, 2020
easy kit to use - learning with these pen kits
John L on Feb 26, 2020
is in sale
Anderson o on Feb 26, 2020
I like these pen kits
John L on Feb 18, 2020
These are amazing kits, especially when they are on sale! They are very simple and easy to turn down.
Pete M on Feb 17, 2020
Sale price
annette m on Feb 15, 2020
second purchase easy to install nice product
Don C on Feb 15, 2020
Good quality.
Karen Newton F on Feb 13, 2020
Same as with the pen kit, the pencil kit is good quality and have used them or years to make matching sets
Paul S on Feb 12, 2020
They were discounted and I can always use some pen kits
Conor G on Feb 12, 2020
Initial price was good, however shipping cost ran the per price unit up to <br />somewhat not much less than other competitors.
Larry H on Feb 7, 2020
Honestly price had a lot to do with it, caught it on sale. Still a good looking pen kit.
Greg on Feb 5, 2020
I picked this pen hardware for a twist mech. and it was $1 less than Pen State, how ever the shipping cost is high and I haver been offered free shipping.
dave g on Feb 3, 2020
On sale
Christopher H on Feb 3, 2020
A Good buy
Andrew C. M on Feb 3, 2020
on sale
michael j on Feb 2, 2020
they look good when finished.
charles e s on Feb 1, 2020
Teacher’s gifts.
Lynda D on Feb 1, 2020
A stylish addition to any woodturners portfolio of work.
Jonathan on Feb 1, 2020
new to pen turning
paul a on Feb 1, 2020
Good sale price
Erik T on Jan 31, 2020
Raymond F on Jan 31, 2020
I've made them before.
Rebecca B on Jan 31, 2020
sale price. these pens make great gifts. have used them for years.
John B on Jan 31, 2020
I am making this to donate for a silent auction.
Mike L on Jan 25, 2020
My son wants me to teach him to make these items.
James M on Dec 31, 2019
Easy to make
Jim on Dec 2, 2019
Codeman on Nov 26, 2019
Christmas gifts
Richard D on Nov 24, 2019
It goes with the pencil
ELAINE L on Nov 22, 2019
The pens are Beautiful and very easy to make as well as a great price.
Bill G. on Nov 18, 2019
Terry M on Nov 17, 2019
Not expensive but can be a nice pen for me in just getting started in this
Cliff E on Nov 16, 2019
Christmas Shopping
Norman B on Nov 14, 2019
I'm just starting out and this is the kit used in the classes I took at Rockler. Figured I'd stick what what I know for now. 50% off is a good deal.
Roger Wilco on Nov 13, 2019
To make gifts
Todd M on Nov 13, 2019
philip h on Nov 13, 2019
Low Price
Gerald K on Nov 11, 2019
As a gift for my father who wants to try his hand at this type of project
joe p on Nov 10, 2019
on sale
CHERYL on Nov 9, 2019
These kits are great to use, and very easy. They are cost effective till I work up to more costly kits.
Lee on Nov 8, 2019
Good price.
Joel Froneberger F on Nov 8, 2019
Will be my first pen to make.
Roy Don C on Nov 6, 2019
Ladies love this style pen
Gary J on May 11, 2020
Enjoy making pens and these are rather simple. Plus I needed more kits because people really like this style.
Ronald G on Apr 10, 2020
Is there a gel refill kit for this pen?
Henry P on Nov 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Rockler sells ordinary ballpoint "Cross" type refills, but not gel refills. Any Cross type refill will work in this pen, and you can find Cross type refills from many sources. You can find Cross type rollerball and gel ink refills, but not from Rockler.
Does anyone else have a problem with the writing tip not completely going back into the pen?
Andrew A on Nov 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I have had that problem. The best thing to do to avoid it is to not push the turning mechanism right up to the line at first. Then insert the pen and see where it goes when you retract the tip. Because once you push it too far it is very difficult to fix it.
It can also be caused by trimming too much off the blank or cutting the blank too short.
When I made slim line pens for people, they are running out of ink. Where can I buy ink Refills? Just the ink. What would I look For? Size? Detentions? Thanks
Jeffrey V on Sep 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Office Depot/ Office Max and Staples. Cross refills # 8513-2 contains 20% more ink according to package.
The refill that comes with the kit does seem to run out fast. You might want to use the store bought refills for your gift pens.
I came here to see if there was a solution for the ink cartridge going back up into the pen as people write with it. I have had a couple of customers tell me that this is happening. I can't think of a solution to this, I am thinking that this is just a inexpensive pen kit and you get what you pay for in this case. Anyone else having this issue? If so, please let us know.
B R on Feb 26, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I've made over 100 of these pens and the only time that I have seen what you describe is when the cartridge has not been firmly seated in the threads. It appears that the writing action (and probably the users turning of the pen to "open" it) slowly unscrews the cartridge if it is not firmly seated.
What parts are included in the kit?
Derrick T on May 27, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Everything except the body of the pen which you would turn on a lathe. You will also need a drill bit appropriate for the kit, lathe, drill press. A pen blank holder would be nice too.
What is the overall length of a slimline pen?
Tony G on Feb 1, 2020
The total length should be about 4 7/8". The 2 brass tubes that come with the kits are 2" each.
? I would like to know why the slimline pens I made keep retracting the point as you write with them. It feels to me as if the twist mechanism is to loose. This is a problem to me as other vendor slimline pen kits do not have this problem.
Raymond P on Aug 27, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I have not had this problem. The twist mechanism on some pens is tighter than others but do not retract when in use. All I can think is that you are leaning heavily on the pen or the refill is not inserted tightly and it is unscrewing as you write
how can i buy more or extra parts like springs and transmissions for this and other pen kits?
Richard on May 22, 2018
BEST ANSWER: You will need to do a "Google search". The brass barrels are easily available. The other parts can be a problem. Sorry that I don't have more help to offer.....
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