This is a pen I made using a hot dog for the No Lathe Pen Challenge from One Car Workshop: ( http://onecarworkshop.com/2017/01/20/win-a-lathe-the-no-lathe-pen-challenge/ )

It’s silly, but I thought you might enjoy it.


  • Steamer
  • Stove
  • Plate
  • Fork
  • Ball-point pen


  • Hot dogs
  • Hot dog buns
  • Water
  • Onion
  • Ketchup
  • Relish

Step 1: Boil Water

Load the boiler pot with water and get it boiling. Disassemble the pen to remove the body.

Step 2: Cook Hot Dog and Bun

Put the hot dog in the boiling water. Add the steamer basket and put the bun in. Close the lid.

TIP: Cook more than one hot dog. This will make you hungry and pens don’t taste good.

Wait 3 minutes. While you’re waiting…

Step 3: Chop Onions

Observe the magic onion-chopping trick!

If you don’t know magic, use a knife.

Step 4: Serve

Remove the bun and split it with the fork. Put the hot dog in the bun. Add onions, ketchup & relish.

Insert the pen into the hot dog from one end. If you can’t get it started, pierce the end with a fork first.

Step 5: Write / Eat

You’re done!

If you made two hot dogs, eat the other one. Congratulations on a job well done.


<p>hero status acchieved </p>
<p>Lol where's my price? :D hahaha</p>
<p>This should totally be the top post in the email newsletter :D</p>
<p>Yes! :D hahaha</p>
<p>I have a pen, I have a hotdog ... hotdog pen !</p>
<p>HAHAHA :D</p>
<p>LOL :D</p>
mhhh Tasty Pen you made there!
<p>MMMM YES!</p>
I didn't have a bun so I used a butt from a loaf of bread. Also a ton of mustard and red ink instead of ketchup.

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