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Last Updated: March 27, 2012


The following articles and videos come from the IAP Library, and are a suggested resource for new penturners, or anyone interested in basic techniques. Stay tuned, new information will be added soon.


How to Make a Pen Series by ed4copies
  • How To #1 - Drill the Blank YouTube
  • How To #2 - Trim the Pen Blank YouTube
  • How To #3 - Glue Tubes in the Blank YouTube
  • How To #4 - Prepare the Blank YouTube
  • How To #5 - Turn the Blank YouTube
  • How To #6 - Square the Blank YouTube
  • How To #7 - Sand and Turn the Blank YouTube
  • How To #8 - Buff the Blank YouTube


Making the Sierra Pen by Ed Davidson


Getting Started in Penturning

leehljp 2009 (827K PDF)



IAP Membership 2009 (421K PDF)


Sharpening a Pen Mill

(Thanks Pen Makers' Guild)


Drilling Pen Blanks on the Lathe

VisExp 2009 (277k PDF)


Pen Kit Information


Pen Photography

by gerryr 2008 (100K PDF)


CA Finish

its_virgil 2006 (845K PDF)


Videos for Beginners by jrc
  • Cutting Pen Blanks YouTube
  • Drilling Pen Blanks YouTube
  • Drilling Deer Antler YouTube
  • CA Finish YouTube


Here's a link to a thread started in 2009 titled "If I had known this earlier..." There is a lot of knowledge, wisdom and comedy contained in this thread!


If you have any comments or suggestions regarding this thread please send a PM to wracinowski

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