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The Pen Turner's Corner: Pen Turning Sans Mandrel or No-Mandrel Pen Turning
By Don Ward

For: Beginner Turners


Ready to ditch your pen mandrel? There is a different way to turn pens that is gaining lots of popularity in the penturning world. TBC: Turning Between Centers, as it is called, is catching on with experienced penturners as well as those with less experience. Turning between centers, or TBC, is used for several reasons and the process will be explained later.


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The project above was published in the June 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:

Turn your own Fishing Lures
by David Budnik

Turn a Combined Salt Shaker / Peppermill Grinder
by Jason Swanson

Getting the most out of a Symposium
by Dennis Daudelin

Wood Orientation in Specific Situations
by Bill Rosener

DIY Hollowing System: Steady Rest
by Paul Rohrbacher

Product Review:

by: Glenn Lucas