Pen Makers Choice Closed End Pen Mandrel

Pen Makers Choice Closed End Pen Mandrel
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Pen Makers Choice Closed End Pen Mandrel

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    The Pen Makers Choice® Closed End Pen Mandrel helps you create extraordinary pens using ordinary pen kits. Available in sizes to fit our most popular pen and project kits, this precision mandrel system eliminates the need to use end caps allowing you to create stunning closed end pens with a clean, custom look and feel you don’t see every day. Made in USA.
  • Closed end design adds elegance and value to pens
  • Precision machined from solid steel
  • Durable one-piece design
  • Holds pen and project barrels securely in place
  • Mount and remount barrels in seconds
  • Accepts standard mandrel bushings
  • Mounts in 1/4" collet chuck or standard drill chuck
  • No tools required
  • Includes mandrel, 2 locking roll pins (1 spare), and instructions

    7mm - Fits Slimline Pens, Stylus, European Pens, Letter Openers, Magnifiers, Bracelet Helper, Key Rings, Mini Key Ring Pen, Light Pulls, Desk Pen, Key Rings and more.
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Useful mandrel

Comments On Sep 10, 2016:These are handy mandrels which will find uses other than making closed-end pens. Mine saved me when I found that I was missing a bushing for a pen. I just mounted it using this mandrel and carefully turned it, measuring both ends with a caliper.

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Best closed end mandrel

Comments On Apr 01, 2015:I previously used a different closed end mandrel system - it was extremely complicated to use, and it took me a while to get it to work. It looked quite substantial, but still had to use the live tailstock to hold the blank in place. For this mandrel, I can use the same chuck that I use to drill the blanks, thus eliminating one step. There is also more room on this mandrel, so I can have a larger closed end blank. I love it!!

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

Excellent tool

Comments On Oct 09, 2013:Although I have 3 pen turning mandrels for turning shaving Razorhandle and sometimes Pen turning, I bought 2 of them and use one for Razor, when I have to make without extra tail part hardware. I turned several Razors and most of them sold and it is very convenient for me turning my shaving Razor handle with closed mandrel

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

Good product...needs a little tweaking

Comments On Jun 19, 2013:I have been making pens for more than 4 years and when I found these mandrels, I was very excited. This is going to be a new and exciting style. I know that a new style takes practice to get proficient, but I've found a couple of issues that I had to address. The way the mandrels are currently made, that pen blank is too long to make the closed end. I made some minor modifications to the ones that I bought. I cut off a portion of the 'closed' end and machined down some at the 'bushing' end. I left about 1/8" on either end of the locking bar. I really like these new products; they are well made and fill a need for a formerly homemade tool at a very reasonably price. I have purchased 3 sizes and plan to purchase one more.

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7 of 7 people found this review helpful.

Closed Eng Pen Mandrels

Comments On Jul 09, 2013:By any other name, Craft Supplies' Closed End Mandrels are simply traditional, high quality pin chucks. I have these in four different sizes and have found them to be precision machined and overall extremely well finished and well made. I use them in collet chuck and they perform exactly as intended; other holding methods, such as a standard drill chuck, will work as well. They greatly expand design possibilities and allow for making closed ends on a variety of projects: I find them most useful when used in making closed-end pens and key-chain items that normally would have metal caps. The Closed End Mandrels come furnished with a spare roll pin in case you lose one in the shavings underneath your lathe bench, and spare, replacement pins are also available individually at a nominal price. I give these mandrels a big thumbs-up and can't imagine getting by without them in my shop. They are inexpensive enough to warrant purchase rather than incurring the expense of hiring a machinist make these for you -- a great item at a fair and reasonable price!

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