How to Make a Hot Dog Pen




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This is a pen I made using a hot dog for the No Lathe Pen Challenge from One Car Workshop: ( )

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.



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10 Discussions


2 years ago

This should totally be the top post in the email newsletter :D

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2 years ago

I have a pen, I have a hotdog ... hotdog pen !

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