Well Its only taken me three years to get the nerve to start turning pens. Last Christmas I received a huge amount of blanks to kick off a new hobby, but still lacked a few key tools and devices. But when Christmas came around again I was determined to do something with them. So far I am pretty happy with the results. I’ve done a few simple Slim Lines and then I went a little crazy, playing with different grip configurations to see what felt best and had a good look. The third image is my eldest Son’s first turned pen. I stood by and watched him turn it himself and made sure he understood the tools. Nothing to over the top but definitely not the easiest design to start with. Very proud of him for diving right in.
Right now it’s learning to get a really great finish, mainly using CA and Linseed Oil. More later Time to go drill some blanks!!