My pen turning journey started a couple months ago by finding a Jet Mini Lathe at an estate sale in my neighborhood. My interest in woodwork has always been strong, but where to start? Upon meeting a seasoned pen turning veteran (who was buying a much larger antique lathe at the same sale) he offered to show me a few basics, tips and tricks to wood turning if I were to buy that mini lathe. Fast forward a couple months and I am hooked. While pen turning does not seem to be a common hobby for someone in their mid twenties, I have been overwhelmed by support of other more seasoned turners. Attached is a photo of some of the pens I have left that were not taken by friends and family members, you can see somewhat of a progression from left to right- and my most recent acrylic attenpts on the far right. I’m still feeling my way through the whole process, but enjoying it thus far.