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#1 posted 09-07-2020 10:57 PM

Take a look at a Shopsmith on Craigslist. It will give you pretty much all of the major tools (table saw, disc sander, drill press, lathe…) you would need to start on pens and will do basically any other wood working you may need. Many folks talk bad about them because they are a multi-tool that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg but for those of us that use them, they are excellent tools.

As far as penturning, check out . There is a wealth of info there to read through and lots of folks eager to answer any questions. Also quite a few vendors that provide just about anything pen related. It has been so long since I turned a pen that I’ve forgotten most of the nitty-gritty details.

Good luck with the search and don’t forget to post pics of whatever he makes, pens or otherwise.

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