It has been going good I have made some fishing lures mainly poopersMaple man just wondering how your making out. After thinking about it I'm agreeing with woodwart baseball bat, fishing billy. Pens require special tools and some set up time. The bat,etc. will be less delicate just chuck a piece and turn away I do believe my first turnings were small vessels and such. Just get a feel for it and the possibilities are endless. But remember safety first I've had some close calls. Had a piece blow apart and hit me in the cheat I was bruised up for two weeks. Keep us posted. Good luck.