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Shopsmith mandrel for pen turning

#262002 by wgander » Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:07 pm

Is there a Shopsmith mandrel for turning pens? I saw one on a YouTube video, but can't find it on the Shopsmith site. If there is, please give me a link., If there isn't, is Penn State the best one to get?

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Re: Shopsmith mandrel for pen turning

#262003 by joedw00 » Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:18 pm

That is where I got mine.

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Re: Shopsmith mandrel for pen turning

#262004 by dusty » Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:27 pm

joedw00 wrote:That is where I got mine.
WHERE is THAT? Shopsmith or Penn State?

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Re: Shopsmith mandrel for pen turning

#262007 by reible » Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:45 pm

You might be able to save a few $ if you already have the shopsmith 1/4" router chuck. You can just buy the mandrel shaft (about $7 at woodcraft) and use the router chuck for the drive. That is what I do.

https://www.woodcraft.com/products/repl ... en-mandrel

If you happen to have the notion to buy a Lathe Pen Mandrel Saver you can then just buy drill rod and have a really nice set up. If you don't go this route then make sure you get a decent live center for the tail stock end.

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Re: Shopsmith mandrel for pen turning

#262010 by dms8667 » Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:18 pm

I have had good luck with the Penn State mandrel and their mandrel saver.

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