Welcome aboard from Weddington, NC. Feel free to contact me for info on turning pens. We also have a local IAP chapter - Carolina Piedmont Penturners Group (CPPG). We meet in Charlotte (well, once the COVID thing is over-ish, that is) and via Zoom. Next Zoom meeting is Oct. 21 at 6:30 PM
Welcome to the group Mark. Almost 3 years ago I was in the same situation. Then I found a free CD that Penn State (pennstateind.com) offers and I found how easy it actually was to turn a pen. I'd turned a lot of other items, but never a pen and it kind of threw me but if I can get it and figure it I'm pretty sure you won't have any troubles. Great forum to ask questions too, so don't hesitate to ask. Glad you here.