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Starter Pen Turning Kit

All the essentials you need for pen turning, including 3 blanks, 3 hardware kits and a Pen Mill Kit with four pilot shaft sizes.
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This kit contains all the essential tooling you need to start turning custom pens. It includes three pen blank species (bloodwood, bubinga and olivewood), three gold-plated Slimline Twist Pen Hardware Kits, a 7mm mandrel with knurled nut and #2 Morse Taper, 7mm bushings, a 7mm Brad Point Drill Bit, a 1 oz. bottle of CA Glue, a Pen Mill Kit for truing up all mating surfaces and a storage case with 28 adjustable compartments. The Pen Mill includes four pilot shaft sizes for a wide range of pen types.

(1) Bloodwood Pen Blank
(1) Bubinga Pen Blank
(1) Olivewood Pen Blank
(3) 7mm Slimline Twist Pen Hardware Kits, Gold-Plated
(1) 7mm mandrel with knurled nut and #2 Morse Taper
(1) Set of 7mm bushings
(1) 7mm Brad Point Drill Bit
(1) 1 oz. bottle of CA Glue
(1) Barrel Cleaner/Pen Mill Cutter Head
(1) 7mm Pen Mill Pilot Shaft
(1) ''O'' size Pen Mill Pilot Shaft
(1) 3/8'' Pen Mill Pilot Shaft
(1) 10mm Pen Mill Pilot Shaft
(1) Adapter Tube
(1) Plano Storage Case with 28 adjustable compartments
More Information
Weight 2.4500
Tech Spec
  • Pen Blank Species: Bloodwood, bubinga and olivewood
  • Pen Mill Barrel Sizes: 7mm, ''O'' size, 3/8'' and 10mm
  • Mandrel Diameter: 7mm
  • Morse Taper: #2
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Its amazing
January 4, 2020
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Fair Price for the product
Everything needed to make three pens, enjoyed the experience . Fair price for the product quality of product was excellent I would recommend it to anybody getting started in this hobby
January 3, 2020
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
First time making pens. Kit was easy to use. Well worth the money
Enjoyed making my first pens
Enjoyed making my first pens
December 30, 2019
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Nice starter kit
Easy to set up, everything you need, and a good set overall.
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December 25, 2019
1 month ago
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Starter pin turning kit
I really like the starter pen turning kit.It contains everything you need to start turning pins.My very first pin turned out really great.Much thanks,Rick in Tennessee.
November 29, 2019
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Very good kit to get started pen turning, everything needed as stated in ad.
November 29, 2019
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Glad I bought this.
This kit and the mini carbide turning tool set helped give me a good, quick start.
November 17, 2019
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great kit
This kit has all the basic tools and supplies to start making pens. Great kit!
October 22, 2019
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
All that I asked for and more
The kit most definitely contained everything I needed to start turning pens and the case has proved a wonderful way to keep my pen making supplies organized.
October 22, 2019
3 months ago
Great starter kit
This is a great starter kit. The pen hardware is good quality, the blanks are great and so is the mandrel. I’ve used most everything in the kit and I’m quite happy
October 21, 2019
3 months ago
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
New hobbies
Russell G on Jan 15, 2020
getting into turning pens and this was a good way to start.
Raymond S on Jan 14, 2020
New hobbies
Russell G on Jan 15, 2020
I am a beginner.
Travis K on Jan 14, 2020
getting into turning pens and this was a good way to start.
Raymond S on Jan 14, 2020
Just getting started in pen turning.
Jeffrey D on Jan 1, 2020
Beginning wood turning and need all of the parts
Thomas H on Dec 28, 2019
Beginner on lathe. Good project to learn.
Jim G on Dec 21, 2019
interested in starting to turn pens
SuperD001 on Dec 21, 2019
my daughter is interested in turning pens
chester d b on Dec 20, 2019
simple starter kit
TODD R on Dec 18, 2019
Esther C on Dec 16, 2019
It is a gift
M. H on Dec 15, 2019
Christmas gift for my brother.
Frank on Dec 12, 2019
I do not have one and want to start turning pens.
Mark comeaux on Dec 12, 2019
Just curious....
Eric L on Dec 9, 2019
Has what I required and it was recommended by Jay's Creations.
Andrew A on Dec 8, 2019
I'm a total beginner to turning thought I'd start with something small like a pen.
SCBill on Dec 4, 2019
Christmas gift for Dad.
Joshua J on Dec 4, 2019
Christmas gift for dad
Robert B on Dec 3, 2019
gift for a friend
JOY M on Dec 3, 2019
Roger H on Dec 2, 2019
want to try some pens
Dave the plumber on Dec 2, 2019
All in one kit
Jim on Dec 2, 2019
Good value
Alan R on Dec 1, 2019
The kit has everything needed for the first time turning !
George on Dec 1, 2019
New hobby
Jeremiah L on Dec 1, 2019
Great value
Brian S on Dec 1, 2019
everything I need to start this gift project
brian s on Dec 1, 2019
I bought my first lathe and wanted to have everything I would need to do a project and most other kits did not have a mandrel.
Dayna on Nov 30, 2019
Want to get into making pens and this was perfect.
Erik T on Nov 28, 2019
I’m just getting started and learning how to do pen turning and this has most everything to get me started
Cliff E on Nov 16, 2019
wanted to try this
Billy Z on Nov 12, 2019
Trying something new
cary j on Nov 10, 2019
It's a pretty simple way to get started with turning pens as nearly everything is included.
Brett H on Nov 9, 2019
Christmas gifts
Fred M on Nov 4, 2019
Need a good Starter Kit to get started making pens.
Frank G on Nov 2, 2019
I have recently started turning projects on a wood lathe. I always wanted to turn pens. This product seems like a good way to get started turning pens.
Allen on Nov 1, 2019
Hopefully to make Christmas gifts - never turned a pen before so we'll see!
Philip S on Oct 30, 2019
just bought mini lathe
Lonnie C on Oct 25, 2019
It looked interesting to try
Dennis A on Oct 13, 2019
I have one and it's amazing. I got this for a friend of mine as a Christmas gift
Steve O on Oct 11, 2019
Getting started into pen turning and this looked like a great place to start.
Cameron G on Oct 10, 2019
To try turning pens...
Mike on Oct 9, 2019
Best starter set for pen turning i could find
Anthony R on Oct 6, 2019
This is my second starter pen set. I have two lathes that I use for making pens so this one will be installed in my second lathe. The first one I bought is durable, reliable and I'm hoping this second one will be the same.
Derrick T on Oct 4, 2019
Looks like a good deal to order without leaving anything out for beginners
Jeff S on Sep 29, 2019
Recommended by other turners<br />S
Steven Preslar T on Sep 27, 2019
I wanted to try my hand at making some pens and this seemed like it had all I needed to give it a go.
Joshua H on Sep 17, 2019
It was the ONLY kit that claimed to be a complete starter kit. Everything else I looked at expected me to know what i needed and how and where to buy it
Mike, the Wood Guy on Sep 4, 2019
I wanted to try my hand at turning pens and thought this would be a good way to start
Lee on Aug 31, 2019
I've been interested inturning for the last several years and I wanted to try pen and pencil making.
Marvin V on Jul 17, 2019
I am a beginner.
Travis K on Jan 14, 2020
Just getting started in pen turning.
Jeffrey D on Jan 1, 2020
Do I need a lathe?
Grant B on May 15, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yup, you definitely need a lathe (I suppose you could rig up a drill but I wouldn’t bother trying, probably more frustrating than fulfilling)
Is it worth the money?
Chad T on Sep 5, 2018
BEST ANSWER: This kit is definitely worth it. I had never thought about turning a pen, but saw this kit and gave it a try. I’m hooked. I have now turned several pens, a seam ripper, and a magnetic pickup tool. I know you will enjoy this starter kit.
does this kit work with any lathe?
Bryan D on Oct 16, 2018
BEST ANSWER: This kit will work on any lathe as long as you pick the mandrel that fits your lathe.
Your lathe, this kit plus sand paper and the finish of your choice is all you need.
Is there a MT1 option of this kit?
Emmett N. on Apr 29, 2019
BEST ANSWER: As for as I know, there is no MT1 option; however, I’m sure you can get a MT1 mandrel separate from the kit!
Do you need more than one mandrel size for making different pens?
Barbara R on Oct 1, 2018
BEST ANSWER: You only need 1 mandrel, but it is the bushings that allow you to make different pen kits.
What is the brass screwed coupler with the plastic sleeves for?
Larry L on Dec 18, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I believe the coupler is used to “shorten” the length of the mandrel so you need fewer bushings to hold the pen blank. It is like a plumbing compression fitting.
What is the compression fitting that comes with the mandrel for?
Doug C on Mar 7, 2019
BEST ANSWER: When loading the pen blanks (with the brass tubes glued in), they may not take up all the space on the mandrel. The compression fitting allows you to “shorten” the mandrel to fit the blanks on and still lock down the knob.
Is there an MT #1 pen starter kit?
Kerflop on Oct 29, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I purchased this kit a few months ago. I found it to be a great starter point for me being I had never turned a pen before. I did purchase a mandrel saver with the kit and have loved the results I have got from the kit. The best part of this kit IMO is the tool to square up the blanks after gluing in the tubes. It comes with several different sizes to accommodate the different sized pen kits out there. It really helps keeping things square.
There is a lot to turning different sizes and types of pens. This kit was a great stepping off point into the rabbit hole wood turning eventually becomes. The blanks in the kit were great too.
Thought this kit came with some directions. Just bought the beginners pen turning kit (from local store), but where do I find the directions?
Wally G on Jun 24, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Instructions for Rockler pen kits are available in the pen package as well as on the Rockler web page under "Technical Downloads" for each pen style.
Anderson T on Jun 22, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, The mandrel in this kit is Morse Taper 2.
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