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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

58B2509 - 1/2" Bowl Gouge

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Economy Turning Tools

From: $33.90

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: $7.50

70G1105 - Self-Centering Pen Drilling Vise

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Self-Centering Pen Drilling Vise

$69.50

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

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Wolverine Basic Sharpening Jig

$99.00

09A0341 - Reusable Tear-Off Towels

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Reusable Tear-Off Towels

$8.50

88K7707 - Precision Pen Press

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Precision Pen Press

$99.90

54K8502 - 3X Sandpaper 80x, each

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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

$360.00