Pen outside diameter size

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  • leehljp
    Just me
    • Dec 2002
    • 8382
    • Tunica, MS
    • BT3000/3100

    Pen outside diameter size

    What is the smallest diameter of pen mandrels, drills and sets available? I haven't started buying yet, but I will soon. I like my Cross pen and have had one for the past 20 years. I like my Cross pen size, but the outside seems no larger than 7mm; but I have not measured yet. From what I have seen posted, very few pens have the proportions that suggest such slim turnings as the Cross.

    For those of you in the know, I would appreciate your input.
    Hank Lee

    Experience is what you get when you don't get what you wanted!
  • Jim Boyd
    Veteran Member
    • Dec 2002
    • 1766
    • Montgomery, Texas, USA.
    • Delta Unisaw

    #2
    The standard slimline kit is cross sized and most use the cross refills. Like you, those are the ones I like. They use the 7mm mandrels. I have never attempted to make any of the other "funky" pens
    Jim in Texas and Sicko Ryobi Cult Member

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    • Whaler
      Veteran Member
      • Dec 2002
      • 3281
      • Sequim, WA, USA.
      • DW746

      #3
      Using Woodcraft's slim line pen kits you can get down to about 8.25 mm outside diameter.
      Dick

      http://www.picasaweb.google.com/rgpete2/

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