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Known for several turning video series, including Turning Pens with Kip & Rex, Christensen and Burningham revisit the fundamentals of the craft in this useful guide for both novice and experienced pen turners.

Beginning with an overview of the machinery, tools and supplies needed to get started, including safety considerations, the authors outline a range of pen blank materials, from natural and stabilized wood to plastic and deer antler. Following a brief look at abrasives, adhesives and finishes, they explain various pen-turning processes, from drilling blanks, gluing and turning on the lathe to finishing and assembling the pen.

Detailed step-by-step instructions are given for applying the processes to four pen styles: slimline, KC twist, single-barrel and bolt-action. Complete with color photos of every step, helpful tips, a glossary, and photos of various styles of finished pens for inspiration, this is a comprehensive reference.

Softcover, 8 1/4” × 10 3/4”, 119 pages, 2018.

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