Pen turning tutorial as promised
Ok, first off let me say that this is just the way I do things. Some might be ok for you, some might not. Do it however you like/feel safe with what you have.
Here is most of what you'll need to turn pens:
Here is the pen kit I'll be doing, and I'll do 3 of them.
Here I show my miter saw. I put some tape on the table to mark the length of the tube. This kit the tubes are 2" and line right up with the scale on my auxillary fence.
Here are the cut blanks. I've marked them for grain orientation so I make sure they assemble in the right direction (not very much grain on these but you get the idea.
That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
Last edited by sawdustfactory; 02-25-2012 at 02:09 PM.
Reason: Added text after pics uploaded