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

Overview

Learn to make pens that are both practical—and beautiful! In this newly revised edition, author and expert pen turner, Barry Gross provides new pen kits and mechanisms with up-to-date techniques, along with in-depth instruction and creative ideas for both the novice and the experiences turner looking for new ideas. From choosing a lathe to pen turning basics and even marketing your work—no detail has been left out! Also included is a section on casting your own acrylic pen bodies, so you can customize by ...

See more details below
Paperback (Third Edition, Revised)
$16.10
BN.com price
(Save 19%)$19.99 List Price
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (17) from $10.32   
  • New (12) from $11.42   
  • Used (5) from $10.32   
Sending request ...

Overview

Learn to make pens that are both practical—and beautiful! In this newly revised edition, author and expert pen turner, Barry Gross provides new pen kits and mechanisms with up-to-date techniques, along with in-depth instruction and creative ideas for both the novice and the experiences turner looking for new ideas. From choosing a lathe to pen turning basics and even marketing your work—no detail has been left out! Also included is a section on casting your own acrylic pen bodies, so you can customize by embedding your own artwork and memorabilia. Instructions for turning pens made from Corian , InLace, antler and other materials included.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565237636
  • Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/1/2012
  • Edition description: Third Edition, Revised
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 405,696
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.80 (d)

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.

Read More Show Less

Read an Excerpt

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

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Introduction
Part 1 - Gallery of Pens
Part 2 - Pen Turning Basics
Chapter 1 - Setting Up Shop
Chapter 2 - Selecting Materials
Chapter 3 - Pen Plating and Styles
Chapter 4 - Pen Blank Preparation
Chapter 5 - Pen Turning Tool Techniques
Chapter 6 - Dyeing and Staining
Part 3 - Turning Wooden Pens
Project 1- Slimline Pen
Project 2- Wire-Burned Band Slimline Pen
Project 3- Corian-Banded Slimline Pen
Project 4- Box Elder Comfort Pen
Project 5- Maple Rollerball Pen
Project 6- Maple Burl Gatsby Click Pen
Project 7- Buckeye Burl Cigar Pen
Part 4 - Turning Pens from other Materials
Project 1- Corian Cigar Pen
Project 2- Acrylic Scrap Sectional Gatsby Pen
Project 3- Olympian Elite M3 Macro Molecular Metal Pen
Project 4- Rollerball Wood and Corian Pen
Project 5- Deer Antler Fountain Pen
Project 6- Color Grain Classic Elite Rollerball Pen
Part 5 - Turning Advanced Pens
Project 1- Segmented Pen
Project 2- Closed-End Fountain Pen
Project 3- Single-Cross Fountain Pen
Project 4- Laser Pen Kits
Project 5- Casting Your Own Pen Blanks
Part 6 - FAQ and Troubleshooting
Part 7 - Marketing Your Pens

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)