How I Make an Ink Pen (time lapse)

1.31.2014 — 4 Comments

I decided to set up my GoPro for my latest pen-turning adventure. This was the first time I’ve tried to film one of these ‘makes’, so there is much more to be desired in the future.

This pen is from an authentic Olive wood blank from Bethlehem and is absolutely gorgeous. Olive wood continues to be my favorite wood for turning because if it’s incredible deep grain patterns.

Watch this time lapse of last night’s pen-turning:

Here’s the finished-product all set up for her first photoshoot:

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  • sgilbert592

    This is great, the wood grain is beautiful. What was the total time to finish that?

    • http://stevansheets.com/ Stevan Sheets

      start-to-finish on this pen was probably just over an hour. Thanks for watching!

  • theajthomas

    Can you make pens that have a fountain tip? If so I’m super interested.

    • http://stevansheets.com/ Stevan Sheets

      Yes, my friend, I haven’t yet made any fountain-pens, but the kits are readily available. I’m shooting you an email right now!