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The Pen Turner's Corner: Making a Pen Blank From Colored Pencils
By Don Ward

For: Beginner Turners


Editor's note: As sometimes happens, two of our regular writers had an interest in the same topic. We ran Al Miotke's tutorial on turning a segmented pencil holder using colored pencils last month. In this tutorial, Don Ward also uses colored pencils; in this case, to make a pen. When reading Al's article last month, we chuckled at the idea of a pencil holder made out of pencils. We got another laugh this month when Don decided to make a pen out of pencils! We hope you enjoy this additional way to use colored pencils as an element in your projects.


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The project above was published in the April 2016 edition of the magazine. You may purchase the entire magazine edition by clicking on the "Purchase this edition" tab below. Here is a partial list of this edition's contents:

Lichtenberg (Fractal) Figures in Turning
by Robert Bley

Making a Pen Display Case
by Paul Loseby

Why I Like Cupped Carbide Cutters
by John Lucas

Chatter on a Hollow Form Vessel
by Paul Rohrbacher

The Unseen Health Risk of Wet Turning
by Ian Salisbury

Product Review:
Off-Center Chucking System

by: Penn State Industries