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The Pen Turner's Corner: Hexagonal Pen Barrels
By Don Ward

For: Intermediate Turners


Penn State Industries introduced the Vertex pens a couple of years ago. The metal nib and clip ends have hexagon sections. Ever since I first made one of the vertex click pens I though how nice it would look if the barrel had a hexagon shape as well. The vertex pens are available in a click version as well as rollerballs and fountain pen. The rollerballs and fountain pens have magnetic caps. The cap easily posts magnetically onto the nib and back of the pen without the use of threads. The vertex pens can be seen on the PSI website at https://www.pennstateind.com/store/vertex-pen-kits.html


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The project above was published in the July 2017 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:

Turned and Nested Drink Coasters
by David Reed Smith

Designing and Turning Laminated Wood
by Frank Penta

Photographing your Art Work - Part 1
by John Lucas

Art from Artifacts--the JFK Summer White House project
by Robin McIntyre

On the Lighter Side: Encasing a Widow's Mite
by Bob Heltman

Product Review:
Tapered Deep Hollowing System

by: Hunter Tools