Saw Dust Club Member
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
The fun has just begun with your lathe. I picked up mine through a friend of a friend's friend who was moving and wanted to get rid of it. Anyway, it collected dust for a few years until my brother-in-law visited and asked about it. It's a min lathe so I told him I could make pens and mostly small things. Well I guess it intrigued him enough to ask me to take him to Woodcraft up the street to get some pen kits. No kidding, I think we made 4 trips to Woodcraft while he was in town..he just couldn't stop. After he returned home, I found myself doing the same thing..it is addicting.
In short I recommend you give pen turning a try, you will enjoy it and it's a good way to make gifts for Christmas, birthdays, etc.
Good luck and please post your projects.