Curt Norman shares his pen making skills. Making a pen is an excellent project for new or experienced turners. There are many techniques available for pen making, trial and error will help you discover what works best. Turning a nice pen is satisfying and will impress your friends, not to mention they also make great gifts.
Several types of pen kits are available in a variety of finishes like 24k gold plating, chrome, gun metal, brass, copper, titanium, and more. Pen bodies are made of exotic and domestic woods, burls, antler, acrylic, corn cobs, and several man-made synthetic stone products.
Bill Dykema is a relatively new wood turner. He has turned a few bowls and is gaining confidence with every new piece he turns. Bill thanked Mark Entzminger for taking time to mentor him through the process of making a bowl. A great attribute for joining a wood turning club is the vast wood turning knowledge of its members and their willingness to share their experience.