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Summit Pen Hardware Kit - Gold

Item #
41500
Rating:
58% of 100

This sleek Summit style pen offers a classic look and twisting function. A tenon must be cut for the center ring, and pens take the "Cross" type refill.


Turning Accessories Needed:
  • Turning Blank (sold separately)
  • Pen Turning Mandrel (sold separately)
  • Summit Bushing Set (#41499, sold separately)
  • 7mm Drill Bit (#36372, sold separately)
  • Pen Mill Kit (#47526, sold separately)
(1) Gold Summit Pen Kit
More Information
Manufacturer Part Number RZ-9#-G
Weight 0.0500
Finish Gold
Type Pen
Style Summit
2.9 / 5.0
10 Reviews
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Great pen kit
June 13, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
It is a very nice pen to make and with the right color blank the gold pen looks great. I say try it I think You will like it. It has a style that most people like In a pen.
May 21, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great Pen But Takes Some Practice
One of my favorite pens especially for smaller blank sizes even though it takes a little longer to turn due to the tenon. I agree with some of the reviews, the tendon takes some practice to get right and in most cases a drop of CA is required. In practice I take the center ring off once I have the upper OD roughed in and cut the tenon to the bushing OD. Must be popular with other folks as well as every time I shop at the local store, the bin either has a low stock or is empty.
July 21, 2019
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
These kits make great gifts. They...
These kits make great gifts. They are very easy to turn once you get the hang of it and have the right bushings. One note however...the instructions are not all that clear as to how to install the mechanism, but as long as you push it in the bottom part of the pen -you are home free. I made the mistake of putting it in the top the first time and what a mess!
December 19, 2010
This kit makes a very nice...
This kit makes a very nice pen and I plan on making many more. My only issues are the twist mechanism needs to be pressed in much farther than recommended to have the ink cartridge to extend far enough. I also believe the bushings could should be made so that the band would not need to be on the mandrel during the turning process. Turning the tenon is easy as long as you are careful.
August 3, 2012
Just so so
The pen looks nice once it's all done but the functionality is low grade. For the amount fo work to deal with the center ring and fitting to a tenon...it's just not worth it. The twist mechanism has to be pushed in much further than instructed and the tolerances are a little off. There is so much pressure needed to press in the fittings that the tube really should be lightly reamed. The pen tip the bent slightly from pressing it in. It's very thin metal and can't tolerate the pressure. I should have reamed the tube. It's basically now a clunker shop pen for relatively good practice but a waste of a good blank. Oh well. Not expensive but I'll stay away from this one in the future.
April 10, 2017
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Many better pens for a dollar or two more.
As noted by other reviewers, this is a difficult pen to make in some respects. It was not worth the extra hour of effort it took. The look of the pen is pretty nice, but the weight of it is incredibly light. Feels cheap in hand and uses a basic ink cartridge.

Also, gold plating color did not match letter opener. Letter opener also has almost nothing in common with this piece and so matching the two is not a good idea.
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March 14, 2017
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Needs better bushings
I bought the Summit pen kits for gifts. I am fairly new to pen turning, but not to turning in general.

This kit would be so much easier if there was a dummy ring included in the bushing kit. Instead, the kit asks you to fit a tenon for the decorative ring, and then finish sanding the upper blank.

The problem exists when you shape the tenon, and then the wood that abuts the decorative ring. You can't sand it unless you have the ring in place, or you will draw the wood below the diameter of the decorative ring. If you have the decorative ring in place, you destroy the decorative nature of the ring.

If the bushing kit had a hard metal ring of the exact dimensions of the decorative ring, you could fashion the tenon and then place the hard metal bushing ring over the tenon. This would allow you to shape and finish the upper blank, remove the ring, and then replace it with the decorative ring.

Either that, or buy a sacrificial kit for the sole purpose of using the decorative ring as the bushing ring.
May 8, 2015
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Terrible Bushing Setup and Design
While this pen does look elegant, I don't feel it's really worth the time it takes to make it. The fact that you have to make a tenon without a bushing -- by using the center band, is a bad thing. I ended up removing the center band from the mandrel and just using the bushing it rides in as reference, which is the tiniest bit too small, but a drop of CA on the tenon during assembly takes care of that. They really should include a bushing the same size as the center band vs. forcing us to take a chance ruining part of the pen. The other problem I had is that the ink cartridge was too short so I had to press the twist mechanism about 1/2" further than the indention ring, but it all still worked in the end. I have 4 more of these to make and am hopping the rest go smoother..:)
March 28, 2016
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
First let me begin by saying...
First let me begin by saying I am not new to making pens or assembling them. I ordered 10 pen 41500 kits during the 40% sale, out of the 10 kits I got 4 working pens. For some reason the twist mechanism is to big and to tight for the brass tube. If you use to much force the twist mechanism bends like a mushroom and you can't push the top portion together. We all know once you push the twist mechanism in you can't pull it out resulting in a spoiled blank as well./p>
April 15, 2012
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
It's attractive and looks substantial.
Burt A on Sep 30, 2019
Well you can’t make a pen without the kit
jaxon c on Jan 28, 2019
It's attractive and looks substantial.
Burt A on Sep 30, 2019
Different style than Slimline.
Jon O on Apr 12, 2019
Well you can’t make a pen without the kit
jaxon c on Jan 28, 2019
Very good pen kit
Tom B on Dec 20, 2018
I like the way it looks.
Clarence M on May 25, 2018
style
Roy W on May 20, 2018
like the design of this pen
James R S on Apr 28, 2018
Was buying similar kits from a competitor at a higher price and wanted to compare kits/quality. will change if equivalent!
Scott A on Jan 17, 2018
Made these before, nice pens
Steve H on Jan 5, 2018
Want to try a different pen
Paul B on Sep 30, 2017
They are fun to make and cutting the tenon is nice challenge.
Kenneth C on Aug 11, 2017
Have used this pen kit in the past and carry one for myself. Excellent quality for the money. Easy to turn and I have had success in using this pen in teaching the pen turning techniques.
Shern on May 25, 2017
looks nice
Stephen A on Mar 20, 2017
Looked nice
Bill H on Feb 8, 2017
Ok
Everett H on Dec 17, 2016
Liked the style with a good price.
Gino F on Oct 18, 2016
Needed pen for a pen/pencil set
Jim F on Sep 27, 2016
Made some before. Confortable. Looks good. Use standard cartridge.
Tony J on Sep 15, 2016
I was looking for a comfortable matching pen and pencil set.
David A on Jul 11, 2016
great look to it
Peter P on Jan 28, 2016
previous buy
John S on Dec 8, 2015
good seller
Michael M on Oct 14, 2015
I like it
Ron W on Jul 24, 2015
I found these kits work well and are a good size for your hand
John O on Jun 22, 2015
Different style than Slimline.
Jon O on Apr 12, 2019
Very good pen kit
Tom B on Dec 20, 2018
Is there a set of plans for the drilling jig used in the video for drilling the pen blanks
Gene H on Feb 12, 2016
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