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Pen Turner's Workbook

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Pen Turner's Workbook

The thrill of creating something useful and beautiful with your own hands will keep you turning pens for quite a long time. Not to mention the variety of materials that are available to pen turners. Author and expert turner, Barry Gross provides in-depth step-by-step instructions and creative ideas for both the novice and the experienced turner looking for new ideas. In addition, he will assist and guide you through choosing which lathe to purchase and which turning tools are best suitable for a particular pen style and material. Tool techniques will be demonstrated to avoid the dreaded "dig in." Safety equipment and dust collection will also be discussed, as well as wood selection. Some pen turners prefer other materials, this book covers some materials other than wood. Barry shows you how to turn antler, plastics, acrylics, Corian, and the newer Polygem pen blanks. With all the information that is provided you will be turning pens like a pro!

Pen Turner's Workbook Contents: 

  • 2 Step-by-Step Projects.
  • 4 Wooden Pen Projects.
  • 5 Projects Made from Other Materials.
  • Gallery of Turned Pens.
  • Tips for Choosing a Lathe.
  • Pen Turning Techniques.
  • Trouble Shooting Advice.
  • Information on Marketing Your Work.
  • And Much More!

Pen Turner's Workbook Specifications:

  • 73 Pages.
  • Soft Cover.
  • Author: Barry Gross.
  • 8.5" x 11". 



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This book is non-returnable due to the nature of books and damages that may occur.
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