Turning Pens is easy and fun

I think turning Pens is a great next step for any turner - They are relatively simple to make and apart from the tools you will already have all you need is a pen kit, which consists of the various brass /metal fittings required for the finished piece of artwork and a suitable bit of turning stock as well as a pen mandrel  although for some designs and a bit of experimentation you can turn pens between centers. From the picture you can see these two pens are just turned on the lower half and a number of turners don't actually like the 50% brass style I used, however its up to you as the person making the pen to finish it off the way you like. What matters at the end of the day is that this activity is meant to be fun and if you like what you end up with then the chances are you enjoyed making it. If someone else likes if enough to buy it then bonus. I have created an instructable on pen making take a look at 

Making Pens


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