Pen Turner's Workbook, 3rd Edition, Revised & Expanded: Making Pens from Simple to Stunning

Pen Turner's Workbook, 3rd Edition, Revised & Expanded: Making Pens from Simple to Stunning

by Barry Gross
     
 
Learn to make pens that are both practical and beautiful! This revised and expanded edition of the penmaking classic offers new projects, new photographs, new materials, and new techniques. No detail has been left out, from choosing a lathe to pen turning basics and even marketing your work. Includes a new section on casting your own acrylic pen bodies, so you can

Overview

Learn to make pens that are both practical and beautiful! This revised and expanded edition of the penmaking classic offers new projects, new photographs, new materials, and new techniques. No detail has been left out, from choosing a lathe to pen turning basics and even marketing your work. Includes a new section on casting your own acrylic pen bodies, so you can customize by embedding unique artwork and memorabilia.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781565237636
Publisher:
Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/01/2012
Edition description:
Third Edition, Revised
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
321,007
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.80(d)

Read an Excerpt

Updated best-seller with 17 beautiful projects, a stunning gallery, and information on the newest products and techniques.

Meet the Author

Barry Gross, an expert woodworker and artisan with more than 30 years of experience, specializes in transforming wood and other media such as Corian - the kitchen countertop material - into amazing pieces of art and useful every-day items. A skilled teacher who knows how to start at the beginning, Barry volunteers solutions to his own mistakes with the hope of encouraging beginners to redesign rather than recycle. Barry is a member of the American Association of Woodturners, the Bucks County Woodturning Association and the Scroll Saw Association of the World. Barry was recently invited to join the prestigious Pen Makers' Guild and is named in Who's Who in 2005.
His art can be seen in various art galleries including Island Earth Gallery, Langman Galleries and Wylands Sae Life Gallery in New York. In addition, he has received commissions from DuPont and for the Alien Stinger display at the New York Aquarium. His exquisite turned pens are sought after for gifting, most noteably, his Stars and Strips pen was recently gifted to House Speaker Dennis Hastert. Barry Gross is the author of Pen Turner's Workbook, Learn to Turn and a frequent contributor to Scroll Saw Workshop magazine and Woodturning Design Magazine. He lives in Bensalem, Pennsylvania.

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