Next stage of the build is to work out how to hold the pen. Some people call this the gantry or holder, I’ll be calling mine the gondola.
I decided to use lollipop sticks for this, they have a similar length to whiteboard maker pens, reasonably light weight and at only 50p for a pack of 50 sticks and it was an obvious choice!
Having cut a few sticks down to size I then clamped them together to drill a thread hole through them using my trusty dremel.
With the first side clamped in place and the wood glue drying things are starting to take shape.
And the finished gondola! look forward to a video of the first test draw in a couple of days . . . things are a bit shaky!