Countertop Pen Materials

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For a different look in your shop-made pens, try any of the various counter-top materials. Not only do they result in a beautiful pen, but you can get your materials for little or no money. A WoodWorkers Guild of America (WWGOA) original video.

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2 Responses to “Countertop Pen Materials”
  1. Margie Pecora

    Hello,
    I love to make pens out of various materials and the tru-stone marble looking blanks are expensive. I don’t have a carbide blade, but can get one for my mitre saw which I use to cut blades with a jig. You don’t have to go to a quarry. If you want free samples you can find them at Home Depot as they get them for customers to take home, but you have to look in the drawers in the back (just ask for counter samples). There is all colors and some have shiny pieces. Some are thicker than others. Give LOWES a try also.

    I NEVER SEE GRANITE BLANKS BEING SOLD, CAN THESE BE TURNED? HOW ABOUT SILESTONE? QUARTZ? ALSO CAN THESE BE TURNED? I HAVE CARBIDE TURNING TOOLS. I would use Acrylic sandpaper and finish.

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    • Customer Service

      Hi Margie. I’ve turned soapstone, but that’s very soft compared to these materials. I’m not sure carbide tools would cut the materials you’ve listed, but I have no direct experience with them.
      Thanks
      George-Woodworkers Guild of America

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