This 6 minute video tutorial gives step by step instructions on the materials needed to start turning on a lathe, specifically making a pen out of a kit. It is designed to inform and help you get comfortable with the tools and the exact procedure needed to make a pen.
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youth and the visually impaired the art of woodturning are growing at the
national symposium level and expanding into local communities around the
Putting pen to paper can be very difficult. But making a pen from scratch is pretty straightforward. Have you ever wondered about those beautiful, handmade pens you see offered for sale at art shows and galleries? All it takes is few small pieces of wood or acrylic, a suitable pen kit, the right tools and about an hour.
We use pens every day and generally take them for granted. After all, pens have been around for centuries. Early pens were feathers dipped into bottles of ink. (Pen comes from the Latin ‘penna’ for feather.) Quills were elegant when used at a desk, but pretty messy to carry around in your pocket.
As a thank-you gift for service to their country, Woodcraft sent handcrafted wood pens to 4,840 sailors serving aboard the USS George H. W. Bush.