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All the essentials you need for pen turning, including 3 blanks, 3 hardware kits and a Pen Mill Kit with four pilot shaft sizes.

Starter Pen Turning Kit

Item #
52840
Rating:
86% of 100
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Starter Pen Turning Kit
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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
Technical Documents
Prop 65 WarningWARNING: Cancer & Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

Prop 65 WarningWARNING: Drilling, sawing, sanding or machining wood products can expose you to wood dust, a substance known to the State of California to cause cancer. Avoid inhaling wood dust or use a dust mask or other safeguards for personal protection. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/wood.
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Great kit !! Will be ordering more supplies , easy little projects !!!
December 11, 2018
Purchased
3 weeks ago
The right stuff...
This kit was perfect for me getting in to pen turning.

I've been making bowls, plates, cups, etc., but this was what I needed to go the pen route. Glad I did.
December 9, 2018
Purchased
4 weeks ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
My starter pen kit
This was my starter kit. Perfect for starting just to have everything cheap.
December 7, 2018
Purchased
2 weeks ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Very nice kit for getting started
For someone just getting into pen turning this kit is great! The only complaint I have about it was the drill bit that comes with it had a slight bend in it and wollard out one of the blanks making the hole to big for the tube. Otherwise this is a nice starter kit!
First ones turned using the kit.
First ones turned using the kit.
December 4, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great kit
This starter kit is great... It would be better if I knew what half of it did. My first three attempts were epic failures... And I don't use the word epic often. I busted all but two of my pen tubes. I finally got something that resembled a pen... However only if you blur your eyes. My father said he would be proud to own it... But he's my dad after all.
Well... It's close to a pen
Well... It's close to a pen
November 19, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Great Set
I love it. I'd have liked the option to purchase a #1 Taper shaft in the set but I just bought the #1 taper shaft and added it to the kit. I'd also like an offer for pen sets in say a 10 set with a discount. Does that say how much fun I'm having with this?
October 30, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Pen kit
Excellent product easy to used and the pens are great. Love it
October 18, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Good starter set.
This set has everything you need to get started. I've never turned a pen, but my first pen has gone super smooth. The instructions included were very helpful. Having everything in one place, and the included box to hold everything was great. Definitely worth it.
August 8, 2018
Purchased
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
High quality for pens that work good and look great
Great stuff
August 5, 2018
Purchased
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great!
Everything needed to turn pens is in this kit, even 3 pens! What a great thing for beginners like me.
June 25, 2018
Purchased
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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Why did you choose this?
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To go with the mini lathe I bought my husband for Christmas
Cynthia M on Dec 14, 2018
My partner has recently become interested in pens and he loves constructing things, so I thought this would be perfect for him this Christmas
Dana W on Dec 13, 2018
To go with the mini lathe I bought my husband for Christmas
Cynthia M on Dec 14, 2018
Nephew likes working with wood. His grandfather also was a wood worker. He liked the idea of pens, so he could give them as gifts. First lathe project for him.
Kristin F on Dec 14, 2018
My partner has recently become interested in pens and he loves constructing things, so I thought this would be perfect for him this Christmas
Dana W on Dec 13, 2018
Nice kit for a decent price.
shore pleaser on Dec 13, 2018
My brother is into woodworking and asked for this for Christmas.
Brandy D on Dec 13, 2018
I liked the materials in the kit.
Mike s on Dec 13, 2018
expand shop capabilities
Matthew J on Dec 10, 2018
Gift for my son
David T on Dec 8, 2018
my husband had it on his xmas wish list
Christina B on Dec 8, 2018
This looked like a good starter kit with everything you need
Barry R on Dec 6, 2018
My son has a small lathe and thought this would make a nice gift and give him a learning project.
Richard T on Dec 6, 2018
Seems like great deal to start learning to turn pens!
Zachary H on Dec 1, 2018
so I could make pens
James S on Nov 27, 2018
Giving it a try.
Robert D on Nov 27, 2018
Just bought a lathe.
MJ W on Nov 25, 2018
Xmas gift for Army Brat No. II.
Jennings R on Nov 25, 2018
My husband wants to try
Brianna S on Nov 24, 2018
Jay Bates from YouTube recommend that you purchase Rockler's pen turning kit.
Parker W on Nov 23, 2018
My Husband loves woodworking and this is something completely different than he has ever done. Hoping it really does have everything needed to give him an idea if he would like to pursue this as a continued hobby.
Carol S on Nov 23, 2018
Father in law has a lathe but doesn't use it. Figured I would try and see if this will help him.
Jody H on Nov 22, 2018
Want to learn more about turning gift items.
C R on Nov 14, 2018
Not sure if I want to invest heavily in pens yet. Good way to get started.
Charles H on Nov 11, 2018
I just opened a woodworking business and this will be a great addition to my stock!
Seth G on Nov 11, 2018
Rockler has quality tools I wanted to start with good equipment
Jerry H on Nov 9, 2018
Everything in one place to get started making pens.
David P on Nov 7, 2018
I want to start turning bowls but I’m told turning pens is the best way to start turning wood into great things.
Terry P on Nov 3, 2018
I have wanted to try wood turning and thought that pen turning would be a fun way to start.
Mark L on Oct 21, 2018
I'm looking for things I can use to make Christmas Presents and that I can include in my class at school.
Trudi Lawless L on Sep 28, 2018
This contains all I need for the mechanics of doing my first pen-turning. I'll come back to buy finishing materials, once I finish my research about it. Maybe there should be a starter's finishing kit?
Jon G on Aug 15, 2018
NEW TO TURNING, IT LOOKS TO HAVE EVERYTHING I NEED TO GET STARTED
DAVID B on Aug 4, 2018
I inherited a Shopsmith Mark V and want to try pen turning on it.
GEORGE C on Jul 31, 2018
Just looking to try a new hobby.
Howard W on Jul 27, 2018
wanted to turn some pens
William S on Jul 13, 2018
Wanting to learn how to turn pens
Charles P on Jul 8, 2018
everything in one kit & price
kevan d on Jun 23, 2018
On sale and I'm new to pen turning
Jade S on Jun 18, 2018
My farther has retired and taken up this hobby from his childhood and has made BEAUTIFUL pieces from bowls to plates to cups and now pens. And everything has come from this great site with great tools of course except the wood. Which he chose very wisely. He says it's all in the wood. Thanks
Zorona J on Jun 12, 2018
price
B R on Jun 8, 2018
I'm just starting out in turning, and this kit has everything I needed to turn pens, all in one box. Perfect for beginners!
Richard D on Jun 4, 2018
Nephew likes working with wood. His grandfather also was a wood worker. He liked the idea of pens, so he could give them as gifts. First lathe project for him.
Kristin F on Dec 14, 2018
Nice kit for a decent price.
shore pleaser on Dec 13, 2018
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 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.
Do you need more than one mandrel size for making different pens?
Barbara R on Oct 1, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No.
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.
#MT2?
Anderson T on Jun 22, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, The mandrel in this kit is Morse Taper 2.
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