15 step-by-step projects are presented in this practical new guide from a UK author. Whether you prefer classic oak fountain pens or have a weakness for funky acrylic pencils, this practical new guide to pen and pencil turning, featuring 15 step-by-step projects, is all you need to get started with this popular craft. Discover the exciting range of materials that can be used; from fine and rare timbers to acrylics and polymer clays, there is something to suit all tastes and the possibilities are endless. Perfect for beginners to the lathe as well as more advanced turners, all the basic techniques and information needed for getting started are covered. From blank preparation to turning, sanding, polishing and assembling, everything is explained clearly and in jargon-free terms. A stunning gallery of unique pen and pencil designs will ensure that you finish the book feeling inspired and ready to get turning.
Walter Hall has been turning pens and pencils for more than 20 years and is a regular contributor to Woodturning magazine. He began woodturning as a hobby whilst working as an accountant, teaching himself the basic skills. He soon developed a keen interest in making pens and started selling them to help fund the purchase of better tools and equipment. Based in beautiful Northumberland in the UK, Walter sells his bespoke pens and pencils through craft centres and via his website: www.walterspens.co.uk