Pen Turner's Workbook: Step-by-Step Instructions for 9 Projects

Pen Turner's Workbook: Step-by-Step Instructions for 9 Projects

by Barry Gross
     
 

In-depth instruction and creative ideas for both the novice who has never made a pen and the experienced turner looking for a fresh approach are detailed in this book. From choosing a mini-lathe and turning tools to mastering pen turning basics, and from choosing woods and alternative materials to marketing finished work, everything woodworkers need to know to… See more details below

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In-depth instruction and creative ideas for both the novice who has never made a pen and the experienced turner looking for a fresh approach are detailed in this book. From choosing a mini-lathe and turning tools to mastering pen turning basics, and from choosing woods and alternative materials to marketing finished work, everything woodworkers need to know to complete a practical and beautiful custom pen is detailed. Step-by-step instructions are provided for making a variety of pens, including a box elder comfort pen, a bird’s eye maple rollerball pen, a maple burl click pen, a Lacewood Cigar Pen, a pen out of polygem, and a roller-ball-style pen made out of wood and corian. Each step is accompanied by a color photograph and instructional caption.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal - Library Journal
Handcrafting pens has become a popular specialty area of woodturning, and many companies now offer reasonably priced miniature lathes, making the craft accessible even to beginners. This is the ideal way to use productively small pieces of material that may otherwise be discarded. Gross, owner of BG Artforms, gears his instructions toward beginners, though crafters of all skill levels will learn something. After describing the required equipment and materials (wood is the most common material, but Corian, horn, and acrylic are also used), he shows how to prepare the pen blanks for turning. His instructions for tool use are clear, as are his step-by-step instructions for assembly and finishing (color photographs show each step clearly). In 11 projects, Gross shows how to make a variety of shapes and styles and deal with varying handle materials. He also offers a detailed troubleshooting section, as well as tips for selling one's creations. An excellent introduction that should be part of most public library collections. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781565232150
Publisher:
Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/28/2004
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
8.44(w) x 10.92(h) x 0.26(d)

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