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#1 Howard Capone

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 09:37 PM

How to make a wood burning pen.

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How to make a wood burning Pen - a set on Flickr


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How to make a wood burning Pen

For some reason the description section is not coming up automatically in the slide show like I set it to.

To see the descriptions to all the pictures in the slide show, just move the mouse pointer to the top of the picture and it will make a menu Plaster of Paris up. Then click "show info".


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#2 LaPala

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Posted 04 April 2009 - 12:19 AM

Very nicely done pictorial there. That sure comes in handy. Can you tell me the rating for the pen you make (watt, amp, volt of the power supply required)?

#3 spare tire

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Posted 04 April 2009 - 10:14 AM

Lapala,
Howard made these pens for me, and they work great. It's nice to switch pens by just pulling apart the pen at the RCA plug and inserting a new one. This comes in real handy when burning in scales of different sizes. The same design will work for any woodburning unit just modify the rca plug to what ever your pen uses.I use a Nibsburner Red Hot System at 65 watts. This pen has all the heat I need with a rapid heat time and cool off time.
Here is a link to that unit Red Hot woodburning system for your woodburning tools by Nibsburner!

Howard made 12 of these pens for me and they all work great.
Hope this answers your question.
Tim

Thanks Howard :yay:

#4 kelly

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Posted 04 April 2009 - 02:06 PM

Thank you for your post. This will help me with some pens I have built and not liked the results. I built mine with 1/2 in. gray PVC pipe. A AA battery slides right in. The JB Weld slipped my mind at the time and used wood for the front of the pen. The pen I am making is similar to the one we use to cut and weld soft plastics. I like the tips also (for the heating tip). I appreciate the help!

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#5 LaPala

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Posted 04 April 2009 - 04:21 PM

Thanks for info Spare Tire, having 230V over here I always need to know some product specs to work on.

#6 Howard Capone

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Posted 04 April 2009 - 07:39 PM

Kelly, Glad I could help. I just wanted to provide my two cents worth :twocents:.There has been a lot said about giving back to TU. Just trying to do my part.

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LaPala, I am glad Spare Tire jumped in. He asked me to build a wood burning pen for him. This was my second attempt. I did not have any spec sheets. I know what I built would work with our 120 volt system.

#7 speedbuggy

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 02:50 PM

Beside purchasing a power center, is there anyway to make one of those too?

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#8 Howard Capone

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Posted 18 April 2009 - 10:33 AM

Its cheaper to purchase one. The parts cost more than the unit.