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Pen Turner's Workbook, 3rd Edition Revised and Expanded - by Barry Gross (Paperback)

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  • Learn to make pens that are both practical--and beautiful!
  • About the Author: Barry Gross, an expert woodworker and artisan with more than 30 years of experience, specializes in transforming wood and other media such as Corian - the kitchen countertop material - into amazing pieces of art and useful every-day items.
  • 144 Pages
  • Crafts + Hobbies, Woodwork

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"Learn to make pens that are both practical - and beautiful! In this newly revised edition, author and expert pen turner, Barry Gross provides new pen kits and mechanisms with up-to-date techniques, along with the in-dept instruction and creative ideas for both the novice and the experiences turner looking for new ideas. From choosing a lathe to pen turning basics and even marketing your work - no detail has been left out! Also included is a section on casting your own acrylic pen bodies, so you can customize by embedding your own artwork and memorabilia. Instructions for turning pens made from Corian(r), InLace, antler and other materials included. "--



Book Synopsis



Learn to make pens that are both practical--and beautiful! In this newly revised edition, author and expert pen turner, Barry Gross provides new pen kits and mechanisms with up-to-date techniques, along with in-depth instruction and creative ideas for both the novice and the experiences turner looking for new ideas. From choosing a lathe to pen turning basics and even marketing your work--no detail has been left out! Also included is a section on casting your own acrylic pen bodies, so you can customize by embedding your own artwork and memorabilia. Instructions for turning pens made from Corian, InLace, antler and other materials included.



From the Back Cover



Create Stunning Writing Implements on Your Lathe Learn to create- and sell-exquisite custom made pens. If you're looking for exciting pen turning projects and the most up-to-date information available on tools, materials, and techniques, you'll find it all in this definitive guide. Expert pen turner Barry Gross shows you how to craft fine writing implements for yourself and your customers, in a completely revised and expanded new edition. Gorgeous New Color Photographs: Get inspired to create your own one-of-a-kind conversation piece by browsing an updated Gallery of Pens showcasing the latest work from master pen makers. 18 Customizable Pen Turning Projects: Build a classic pen or try something new with a wide range of pen projects for all skill levels. Clear step-by-step photos ensure success for novice turners. Amazing Advanced Materials: Discover great new pen turning options using advanced materials like Acrywood, Trustone, Alumilite casting resin, Inlace Acrylester, acrylic ripple and Macro Molecular Metal. New in This Edition--Casting Clear Acrylic Pen Blanks: Learn how to create personalized masterpiece pens by coating almost any art, memorabilia, or found objects with clear acrylic. Experiment with stamps, snakeskin, cigar wrappers, watch parts, pigmy seahorses, or scrapbook photos the only limit is your imagination.



About the Author



Barry Gross, an expert woodworker and artisan with more than 30 years of experience, specializes in transforming wood and other media such as Corian - the kitchen countertop material - into amazing pieces of art and useful every-day items. A skilled teacher who knows how to start at the beginning, Barry volunteers solutions to his own mistakes with the hope of encouraging beginners to redesign rather than recycle. Barry is a member of the American Association of Woodturners, the Bucks County Woodturning Association and the Scroll Saw Association of the World. Barry was recently invited to join the prestigious Pen Makers' Guild and is named in Who's Who in 2005.
His art can be seen in various art galleries including Island Earth Gallery, Langman Galleries and Wylands Sae Life Gallery in New York. In addition, he has received commissions from DuPont and for the Alien Stinger display at the New York Aquarium. His exquisite turned pens are sought after for gifting, most noteably, his Stars and Strips pen was recently gifted to House Speaker Dennis Hastert.
Barry Gross is the author of Pen Turner's Workbook, Learn to Turn and a frequent contributor to Scroll Saw Workshop magazine and Woodturning Design Magazine.
Dimensions (Overall): 10.85 Inches (H) x 8.5 Inches (W) x .33 Inches (D)
Weight: 1.32 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 144
Genre: Crafts + Hobbies
Sub-Genre: Woodwork
Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing
Format: Paperback
Author: Barry Gross
Language: English
Street Date: December 1, 2012
TCIN: 90443446
UPC: 9781565237636
Item Number (DPCI): 247-14-7643
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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