December 5th

Pen – making Demo by Roy Hadland

Roy began his demo by drilling his blank to accept the tube which he then glued into place and mounted on the lathe between centres. Using a spindle gouge he then shaped the barrel of the pen before sanding.

After the break Roy re – mounted the piece between home – made plastic lugs in order to protect the lathe from the Superglue. He then proceeded to show us his method of applying 7 thin coats of Superglue, based on his long experience of making pens, and his finishing routines.

Finally he assembled the pen using his trusted Beaufort Ink kit although, due to the stress of finishing on time, he did put the clip on the wrong end of the barrel! We’ve all been there Roy!

Many thanks to Roy for one of the most interesting demos of the year!

And finally a Merry Xmas to all. See everyone in the New Year.

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