The Pen Turner’s Workbook (3rd Edition) is a new, revised and expanded edition! This book contains step-by-step instructions to create a fine writing instrument from wood, an alternative material or an acrylic blank. It discusses the skills needed to turn pens, and you will also learn the techniques used to create segmented pens. Guidance on choosing the correct lathe and other turning materials is also given in this extraordinary book. Many other aspects of pen-making are discussed, including the proper selection of wood and plating for your project. Also included are expanded "What do I do now?" and "Oops!" sections, which will show you how to correct some of the common mistakes that everyone makes. At the beginning and end of this book, there are galleries which showcase the brilliant work of other pen makers.