Turning Archive 2005

Subject:
Pyography Pens *PIC*

Ben Aragon
>I hope this helps answers some questions about pen construction.

Pyrography Pen Parts

Phenolic tube 3/8" ID x 3/32" wall, cut to 5" long pieces
http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/product.asp?catalog%5Fname=usplastic&category%5Fname=79&product%5Fid=25089

Phenolic rod 3/8” cut to 1/4" long pieces with 2 1/8" holes drilled thru.
http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/product.asp?catalog%5Fname=usplastic&category%5Fname=79&product%5Fid=17363

RCA connector 02J8380
http://www.newark.com/NewarkWebCommerce/newark/en_US/endecaSearch/partDetail.jsp;jsessionid=XIBPH2UA23RZCCXFEOFSFFYK2URYSIV1?SKU=02J8380&N=0

NiChrome wire 18 gauge. Cut to 1-1/2" long pieces bent, hammered and filed to desired shape.
http://www.morelectric.com/nichrome.htm

14 gauge solid copper wire inside pen 2 pieces 5" long.

Silver solder and Flux for copper to brass to NiChrome connection.

Connectors for NiChrome to Copper wire connection.
1/8" brass rod 1/2" long with, 18 ga. hole at one end and 14 ga. hole at other end

Cable 3 ft length. This Monster wire is very flexible.
http://www.radioshack.com/product.asp?catalog%5Fname=CTLG&product%5Fid=278-2760

RCA connectors for cable 66F9795
http://www.newark.com/NewarkWebCommerce/newark/en_US/endecaSearch/partDetail.jsp;jsessionid=XIBPH2UA23RZCCXFEOFSFFYK2URYSIV1?SKU=66F9795&N=0

PDF of pen construction, change” use phenolic rod to one end and RCA connector at other end".
Preassemble and slide into tube.
http://www.fishcarver.com/images/burning%20instructions.PDF

Ben

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