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matthewbaseballboy
08-13-2006, 12:02 AM
looking for a pen mandrel dimensions my son would like to try turning pens and id love to make the mandrel and bushings for him

motorworks
08-13-2006, 06:59 AM
I think you may some help here:
http://www.leevalley.com/home.aspx

Weston Bye
08-13-2006, 09:31 AM
Look here too.

www.penstateind.com

I purchased (well, specified it as a Christmas gift - my wife purchased it) the #PKM-ELC mandrel. It is essentially piece of a 6mm drill rod, threaded to accept a knurled brass nut on the end, and held in a collet chuck on the other end. It also comes with some spacer bushings.

I haven't used it yet as I am still in the process of moving and setting up the shop.

It is called a 7mm mandrel because the blank is drilled 7mm and a 7 mm brass tube with a 6mm i.d. is glued in the blank. The the brass tube fits on the mandrel.


Wes

PTSideshow
08-13-2006, 10:36 AM
Different pen and pencil kits the bits and pieces are put together for different sized mandels. First thing is pick a style po pen or pencil parts you want and then find out what sized mandel you want. The two sites already given are good.
here are a couple more.
http://search.netscape.com/ns/boomframe.jsp?query=wood+pen+and+pencil+parts&page=2&offset=0&result_url=redir%3Fsrc%3Dwebsearch%26requestId%3D4 908a7463ccfd0ec%26clickedItemRank%3D15%26userQuery %3Dwood%2Bpen%2Band%2Bpencil%2Bparts%26clickedItem URN%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fhans.presto.tripod.com%25 2Fcat016.html%26invocationType%3Dnext%26fromPage%3 DNSCPNextPrev%26amp%3BampTest%3D1&remove_url=http%3A%2F%2Fhans.presto.tripod.com%2Fc at016.html

http://search.netscape.com/ns/boomframe.jsp?query=wood+pen+and+pencil+parts&page=3&offset=0&result_url=redir%3Fsrc%3Dwebsearch%26requestId%3D4 908a7463ccfd375%26clickedItemRank%3D26%26userQuery %3Dwood%2Bpen%2Band%2Bpencil%2Bparts%26clickedItem URN%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.woodturnerscatalog.co m%252Fpdf%252Fcombo_pen_pencil.pdf%26invocationTyp e%3Dnext%26fromPage%3DNSCPNextPrev%26amp%3BampTest %3D1&remove_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.woodturnerscatalog.com %2Fpdf%2Fcombo_pen_pencil.pdf

http://search.netscape.com/ns/boomframe.jsp?query=wood+pen+and+pencil+parts&page=3&offset=0&result_url=redir%3Fsrc%3Dwebsearch%26requestId%3D4 908a7463ccfd375%26clickedItemRank%3D24%26userQuery %3Dwood%2Bpen%2Band%2Bpencil%2Bparts%26clickedItem URN%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.turnaboutwood.com%252 FPENS%252520PAGE.htm%26invocationType%3Dnext%26fro mPage%3DNSCPNextPrev%26amp%3BampTest%3D1&remove_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.turnaboutwood.com%2FPE NS%252520PAGE.htm

http://search.netscape.com/ns/boomframe.jsp?query=wood+pen+and+pencil+parts&page=2&offset=0&result_url=redir%3Fsrc%3Dwebsearch%26requestId%3D4 908a7463ccfd0ec%26clickedItemRank%3D17%26userQuery %3Dwood%2Bpen%2Band%2Bpencil%2Bparts%26clickedItem URN%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.binkyswoodworking.com %252FPenTurning.html%26invocationType%3Dnext%26fro mPage%3DNSCPNextPrev%26amp%3BampTest%3D1&remove_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.binkyswoodworking.com% 2FPenTurning.html

http://shop.woodcraft.com/Woodcraft/assets/html/homepage.asp?URLCheck=1

http://search.netscape.com/ns/boomframe.jsp?query=wood+pen+and+pencil+parts&page=3&offset=0&result_url=redir%3Fsrc%3Dwebsearch%26requestId%3D4 908a7463ccfd375%26clickedItemRank%3D26%26userQuery %3Dwood%2Bpen%2Band%2Bpencil%2Bparts%26clickedItem URN%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.woodturnerscatalog.co m%252Fpdf%252Fcombo_pen_pencil.pdf%26invocationTyp e%3Dnext%26fromPage%3DNSCPNextPrev%26amp%3BampTest %3D1&remove_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.woodturnerscatalog.com %2Fpdf%2Fcombo_pen_pencil.pdf

You will also need a couple of other items. but you should be able to find the infoamtion in the aboves pages.
you can download the instuctions and see what size you need. the pen/parts press is handy to have if you are planning to make more than a couple pens.
but you can use a drill press and blocks of wood with v nothch cut in it or a ve block if you pad the faces.:D

Tin Falcon
08-13-2006, 02:30 PM
Mathew:
I have made over a hundered 7mm pen/pencil sets over the years on my 7x 10 grizzly. Use a piece of 1/4 in drill rod thread one end 1/4- 20 then place a nut and washer on it. Center drill the same end. Hold the other end in the chuck . Or better yet a collet. make the bushings from 5/16 drill rod 3/8 -3/4 long. Also MSC carries metric drill bits I like the brad point for wood and parabolic for plastic(Corian). I Bought my first mandrel and bushings from woodcraft then made a couple sets myself. Piece of cake good luck. The tube is actualy a stange size 6.79 mm (.267 in) OD and 6.30 mm (.249 in) ID so you may have to take a little silicon carbide paper or make a lap to bring the drill rod diameter down a couple of thousands.
Regards
Tin Falcon