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03-05-2011 09:30 PM

Twisting Pen Blanks - 2 replies

I have an idea for a pen blank but have no clue how to do it. I want to take a few different species of wood and cut them into 1/16” pieces and glue them together and then steam and twist the blank to make a unique pen blank and then turn into a pen. The problem is I have the idea but have no clue on how to go about steaming and twisting. ...

07-08-2010 03:39 AM

What I need to get started - 12 replies

I am new to this site and woodworking. My father is a cabinet builder and told me about wood turning and I am interested but more interested in turning pens and maybe bowls. I have no idea where to start and there are so many lathes I dont know where to begin. I heard about getting a midi lathe for what I wanted to do with turning pens and bowls...

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