Apprentice Slimline Pen Kit
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Apprentice Slimline Pen Kit

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    One of our most popular style pen kits, the Apprentice® Slimline Pen Kit features dependable twist operation, accepts standard Cross® type ballpoint refills and fits comfortably in most any wallet or purse. These features at incredibly low prices make Apprentice® Slimline Pen Kits the top choice for pen turners.
  • Cross® type ballpoint refill
  • Twist operation

  • Specifications:
    Finished size: 3/8" x 5-1/2"
    Minimum blank size: 9/16" x 9/16" x 5"

    Includes:
    Instructions
    Cross® type ballpoint refill
    Pen components (blank not included)

    Items needed to complete:
    Drill bit: 7mm
    Bushings: Apprentice® 7mm Slimline Style Pen Bushings
    7mm Pen mandrel
    Barrel trimmer head
    Pilot shaft: 7mm

    Replacement items:
    Ink refill: Cross® type ballpoint
    Brass tubes: Apprentice® 7mm x 2-1/32" Tube Set
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Apprentice Slimline Pen Kit Reviews

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Nice pen kits

Comments On Dec 17, 2017:These are fantastic pen kits. The fit and finish are superb. Everyone complements me on how they look, and they write like a dream. Nice that they take Cross refills too.

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Still making them

Comments On Nov 25, 2017:i turned some i ordered and all went together perfectly, as well as the instructions included.

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Better than expected.

Comments On Mar 13, 2017:This is the first pen kit I have purchased. Frankly, for the price I expected this to be cheaply made. I was wrong. The pen I made does not feel or look cheap at all. It is actually quite heavy for such a small profile. The ink is very smooth writing. The twist mechanism is very smooth and works like a charm. I am a nurse and know what a good pen feels like in my hand. I can't to wait to make mine. I plan to make my co-workers pens for Christmas. You can't go wrong with this purchase especially if you like a slim profiled pen like I do.

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Great Kit!

Comments On Dec 02, 2016:This pen kit comes with all the metal parts needed to fully assemble a turned pen into a work of art.

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Right for the money

Comments On Nov 27, 2016:These are nice for the money. They are just what you would expect. I am buying the Artisan pen kits now though.

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Slimline Pen Kits

Comments On Sep 30, 2016:The slimline pen kits from Craft Supplies USA are great. They are very durable and easy to assemble. It gives your pens an amazing look and at a very good price too.

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Finished pen doesn't look inexpensive

Comments On Feb 25, 2016:Living in high-end new construction, I get a lot of free scraps, mostly maple cabinet trim, alder stair trim, poplar closet boards and oak flooring. Besides making knife blocks, boxes and toilet-paper holders, I turn a lot of pens. I have made over 75 using the Apprentice Slimline components in all the finishes.
These appear to be about the same kits available at local stores (Woodcraft and Rockler) but are much cheaper online through Craft Supplies USA, aka The Woodturners Catalog. Since I give my pens away as presents, the low-cost components and no-cost blanks are appreciated. People are amazed at how nice the pens look and can't believe they were made from scrap wood.
I did have a small issue with the hole in the clip being too small for the end cap. Rather than ream the hole with a drill (likely hurting the finish), I called the 800 number. Kiko in Customer Service sent me 5 replacement clips at no charge. Prior to sending them, she hand-fit each one to make sure I wouldn't have any trouble. She was very nice.
Without hesitation, I will order another 50 slimline pens kits from them again (there's a price-break at 50 which makes them even less expensive). I especially like that they send you a tracking number as soon as your order ships.
(I also discovered that when you give the sub-contractors a free pen, they might reward you with scrap walnut, mahogany, hickory, elm, silver maple or cherry - leftover from other jobs. Pretty good deal.)

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First time buyer

Comments On Aug 14, 2015:This was my first purchase from Craft Supplies. I must say that I am very impressed. Processing and shipping was lightning fast and I received my items in 2 days. The kits are exactly what I was looking for and the price can not be beaten. I will, most certainly, be buying more supplies here. Thanks to Craft Supplies, my bottom line is starting to look better. Match these kits with some quality blanks and you can easily up-scale your pens to a new price level.

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Great pen, great price

Comments On Jul 30, 2015:I've bought, turned, and sold several of these already. All of them have been shipped in perfect condition without any parts missing. Can't complain.

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great beginner kit.

Comments On Apr 29, 2015:Easy to turn and assemble.

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