Perfect for turners and crafters of all abilities. The Complete Guide to Turning Pens & Pencils lives up to its name. Here’s everything you need, even if you’re just starting out, to craft your own custom-made writing instruments.
15 enticing projects. Build your turning skills as you work your way through these gorgeous projects that range from beginner to advanced. Master the sanding, polishing, and finishing techniques to craft pens and pencils from scratch or using blanks. Learn to work with wood, acrylics, or polymer clay and how to choose the right mechanisms.
Minimum investment for maximum enjoyment. The beauty of these projects is that you can turn out beautiful work using little more than a standing or even a portable lathe. And, even the most time-starved crafters can fit these projects into a busy schedule.
Inspiration and instruction from a pro. Author Walter Hall, an accomplished wood turner in the U.K., shares a wealth of ideas and trade secrets in this complete guide. Springboard off of his experience to create your own works of art.
|Publisher:||Taunton Press, Incorporated|
|Product dimensions:||8.20(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
WALTER HALL has been turning pens and pencils for more than 20 years, crafting them from fine rare timbers, man-made materials, and sustainable wood. He sells his pens through The Chantry craft center in Morpeth, Northumberland, U.K., and on his website, www.walterspens.co.uk. He's also a regular contributor to "Woodturning "magazine as a product reviewer.
Table of Contents
Part 1, Equipment and Materials
Chapter 1. Tools Lathes and Equipment Mandrels and work holding
Drills and drilling equipment
Chisels and gouges (incl. sharpening)
The Beall Pen Wizard
Chapter 2. Materials Timber
Stabilised wood and laminated materials
Laser cut blanks
Chapter 3. Types of kit Some notes on plating
More advanced kits
Sources of supply (incl. notes on importing)
Chapter 4. Finishes Friction polishes
Buffing Compounds Protective waxes
Part 2, Techniques
Chapter 5. Techniques Safety
Blank preparation: Cutting, Drilling, Gluing tubes,
Work holding on the lathe: Mandrels, Between centres.
Turning: Timber, Stabilised wood, Acrylics, Polymer Clays.
Sanding and polishing: Timber, Other materials.
Finishing: General, Friction polishes, Lacquers, Cyanoacrylate, Buffing.
Part 3. Projects and Gallery
Chapter 6. Projects Eight Basic Projects
Eight Intermediate Projects
Four Advanced Projects
Chapter 7. Gallery of pens and pencils