Ok I am completely new to this I just bought my first lathe today. I bought a Vicmarc VL 100 Lathe and I need to know what parts I need to buy to turn pens? I have no parts with it just the lathe it's self.
First of all you will need to know if the lathe is a #1 or #2 mortise taper, yoûwill also need a pen mandrel, a way to drill holes in the blanks, a pen mill to square up the ends of the blanks, sandpaper, finish of some kind, and good sharp turning tools. And google pen turning, and watch a lot of videos. Also get some tight grained wood to practice on. You can find all kinds of free wood. And ask questions. This should help you get started, I may have left out something, someone else can add.
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