Perfect for turners and crafters of all abilities. The Complete Guide to Turning Pens & Pencils lives up to its name. Here's everything you need, even if you're just starting out, to craft your own custom-made writing instruments. Build your turning skills as you work your way through these gorgeous projects that range from beginner to advanced. Master the sanding, polishing, and finishing techniques to craft pens and pencils from scratch or using blanks. Learn to work with wood, acrylics, or polymer clay and how to choose the right mechanisms. The beauty of these projects is that you can turn out beautiful work using little more than a standing or even a portable lathe. And, even the most time-starved crafters can fit these projects into a busy schedule.