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Old 01-01-2018, 04:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Are there any books on making kitless pens? Thanks Brian
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Your best (and probably only) bet is The Pen Turner's Bible by Richard Kleinhenz available here:

Of course you'll find lots of stuff on IAP as well, but this is the primary book source with a couple of step by step kitless pens to make. The book has lots of chapters on kit modifications, mistake recovery, etc. Well worth owning.

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Just picked it up based on the recommendation. Great book. Ive only been turning for a few years and wish Id picked this up earlier for some of the more technical approaches.

The kitless chapters are based on metal lathes but still very helpful to me.

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Old 01-14-2018, 09:48 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Also check out Steve4948 on YouTube. He has a really nice video on making a kit less pen on a wood lathe. Don’t think he’s posted anything for a few years but he’s got some good stuff. You might enjoy some of his Toastmasters presentations as well. Funny guy.

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Just ordered the book myself and anxiously awaiting it's arrival!
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