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by Kip Christensen and Rex Burningham
Turning pens and pencils has come a long way since the first kits came on the market.
The authors trace the history of writing from the quill pen to the efficient modern ball-points, then go into the enormous amount of information they have assembled in the making of thousands of writing instruments. It's all here, safety, tools, material choices from wood to polymer clay to elk horn, jigs and special techniques, including use of the router to make spiral pen shafts.
They show a number of projects in detail, selected to display a wide variety of techniques, materials, problems and solutions. They have succeeded in meeting the needs of all, from beginner to expert.
Softcover, 8-1/2" x 11", 164 pages, 1999.