Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Pen Making, Start to Finish (part 1)

Going to try something new (for me). Several clients have asked how it's done. Well, it's not that difficult, but it does take some time to do right. This will be an album with the pen making process start to finish. Now, it's just a basic wood pen. Nothing fancy like you've seen me make before. But if you'd like to see the process, here you go. Expect more images as the days go by.

Step 1: choose the right pen kit for the wood. Here is a nice piece of curly maple stabilized red. I chose the kit in the middle, a platinum kit with rollerball ink. Should look great!












Now marking off the cut lines. I'll also make a horizontal line now that will help me line up the grain later.