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RWW #6: Pen Turning

This week I discuss my Sushi box design and build, the new Rockler wall mounted dust collector, the blogosphere impact, and field a question from Wilf on turning steel recognition.

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Here is the link on steel spark patterns to identify the type of steel you are grinding:

Pen turning is a great entry to wood turning and once you make one pen you will be hooked and all of your friends and family will want their very own pen. With the Christmas season fast approaching it is time to jump in and get turning so you can get all those orders done in time. I discuss what you need to prep the blank, how to turn it, and how to finish it. I also discuss safety items and resources for more information.

Penn State
Craft Supplies USA
Arizona Silhouette
Woodsmith Pen Turning Podcast

And a great book by Barry Gross called

    Pen Turner’s Handbook

Here is a link to some mandrels at Penn State, and a shot of a barrel trimmer too.

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