Pens are a very common woodworking project, but most are made on a lathe. I don’t have a lathe. Lots of people don’t have lathes. However, you should never let that stop you:
So now we’re holding a contest. Make a pen without using a lathe and you could win a Rockler Excelsior lathe, bed extension, turning tools, and kit holder. Thank you Rockler!
The second place finisher takes home a set of custom carbide turning tools from Tommy G Workshop. Thanks Tommy! The image below is the DIY kit, but Tommy says he’d be happy to send fully assembled tools if that is what the winner desires.
- Make a pen.
- Don’t use a lathe.
- Email me a link to your video (bill at onecarworkshop dot com)
- Get this done before February 19, 2017. That’s the deadline.
I’ll add questions here as they come in, but I’ve already received a few:
“Who can enter?”
“I don’t live in the USA/Canada. Can I enter?”
Yes! If you win, I’m going to ship this stuff all the way to wherever you are. It will cost money. I don’t care. I want the best possible entries, and that means no restrictions.
“Can I enter more than once?”
Yes! Do it! However please note that one video = one entry, so multiple pens in a single video will make for one very compelling entry but not multiple entries.
“Does it have to use a pen kit?”
“Does it have to be a ball-point pen?”
“How do you pick a winner?”
The winner will be selected based on (1) the quality of the project and (2) the quality of the video, in that order. I have selected a panel of judges who have agreed to remove themselves from the competition and evaluate the entries. I am not one of the judges.