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The Pen Turner's Corner: Making a custom longwood twist pen
By Don Ward

For: Beginner Turners


At our last local woodturning club meeting, one of the members asked me about making a pen with a long profile. One option is to buy a kit sold by Penn State Industries: their Longwood Twist pen, item # PKLONGPEN, http://www.pennstateind.com/store/PKLONGPEN.html. Another, less expensive option, is to make the pen from a slimline kit. I told him I would make one from a slimline kit for him and bring it to the next meeting.  Any slimline kit can be used, but my favorite slimline kits to use for my modifications are the PSI Comfort Pen (PKXMCH) in chrome, the PSI Trimline (PKXMCH) in chrome and the Berea Streamline “7mm” pen (SO-0301-B-CHR) in chrome. These kits have larger center bands than the standard slimline and the clips are much nicer. 


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The project above was published in the July 2015 edition of the magazine. You may purchase the entire magazine edition by clicking on the "Purchase this edition" tab below. Here is a partial list of this edition's contents:

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by Ian Salisbury

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by Steve Reznek

Magnetic Zero Clearance Plate
by David Reed Smith

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by Bob Heltman

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Pro-Forme Flexi Hollower

by: Woodcut Tools Limited