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Make Your Holiday: How to Turn a Pen

Lee Valley’s Patrick Laperrière starts with the basics by showing you how to turn a simple pen. It’s a great way to get started in turning and makes a wonderful handmade holiday gift that anyone would appreciate.

Essential Pen Turning Tools

58B2502 - 1/4" Spindle Gouge

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Economy Spindle Gouges

From: $38.90

Cutting a wood blank with a bandsaw

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Figured & Exotic Wood Blanks

From: $3.30

88K7710 - Slim Ballpoint Pen, Gold

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Slim Ballpoint Pen Hardware

From: $8.10

70G1105 - Self-Centering Pen Drilling Vise

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Self-Centering Pen Drilling Vise

$82.50

Using the Basic Wolverine Jig with a grinder to sharpen a turning gouge

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Wolverine Basic Sharpening Jig

$99.00

Wiping up a spill on a countertop using a reusable tear-off towel

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Reusable Tear-Off Towels

$8.90

A pen transmission pressed into the barrel using the precision pen press

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Precision Pen Press

$119.00

Using 3X Sandpaper to sand a paddle

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Norton 3X ProSand Sandpaper

From: $1.20

Grinding a chisel on the low-speed grinder

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Rikon 8" Low-Speed Grinder

$375.00