Date Posted: 21 September 2015  

This article on 20 steps to better pens is a primer on simple techniques that can help improve your pen turning results.

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One of my favorite timbers to work with - I seem to have a lot of favorites!


A favorite with the ladies, our perfume kits have proved to be a hit...


A popular kit amongst our turners. The Streamline (Broad) pen kits are just the right size for everyday use...


The right amount of work pays off with the Zebrano Cross Cut...


Take your pens to the next level by added a letter opener and box. A great gift idea...


Bee's Wing PNG Rosewood Baron II - one of my favourite timbers to work with...


Are you a fan of the streamline. Here is my gun metal steamline...


A desert timber that is hard and dense, beautiful to turn with a nice pleasant Australian outback smell...


We were the first in Australia to introduce the 7mm streamline pen kits in Titanium gold. Have a look at mine I just made...


What a fantastic pen this kit turned out to be. The pen blank is Burl Tasmanian Myrtle (Nothofagus cunninghamii).


The elegant beauty pen kit... where it all started...


Letter opens are a great way to jazz up your pen kit offering...


Huon Pine is a special and rare timber. It's even more special and rare when the timber features the bird's eye grain


The Baron II Rollerballs featuring12 facet pen grips as an improvement over the old 3 facet Barons.


A nice addition to our pen kits. How popular is the European pen kit for you?


Here's my tribute to the Manly Sea Eagles...


A great option for those who think that the JR gents are on the small side...


I love the smell of Huon in the morning...


This is my QLD Walnut box set...


Spalted Myrtle is stunning. Here is a box set I recently made for an old collegue...


The Mark 2 rifle kit. I did made a few to test them out...


I've had a few questions about pricing pens. Here is how I would normally calculate it.


We have introduced the Spring Blossom Rollerball Pen Kit into our range


Zebrano Desk Set - an exotic timber used for any applications. This desk set was made for a friend of the family.


My collection of Executive Clickers made with Australia timbers.


In this video I prepare some blanks for some Barons for glue up.


In this video, I will show you have to ensure your pens have matching grain...


The final stage of blank prep before it's time to turn...


Get compliments about your pen by matching the grain...


Now its time to sand down the blanks...


I apply CA Glue for the super hi gloss finish...


See how I use Micromesh pads for the final buff...


Almost there, just some final preparation of the blanks for assembly.


Who would of known. Here is another great use for Glen 20. Genius...


Author: Timberbits   Date Posted: 9 September 2014  

With the bolt action mechanism identical to our Bolt Action kits, the Mini Bolt Actions feature a 30mm Calibre rifle, which retracts at a slight push of the finger.