Yeah, these PVC colors are very bright and should look great on some soccer mom's or football dad's desk.
I'm using a 7" chop-saw like the one Amazon.com has for sale here:
. Just choose the angle, lock the rod into place and chop it off using the thin abrasive wheel that comes with the saw. You may be able to go directly from the saw to gluing-up, but Iâ€™ve had more success getting a really nice joint by taking the angle-cut pieces to the disk sander for a little touch-up first. Then use thick CA for the glue-ups.
The PVC will not burn, chip or crack when drilling, and turning is moderately easy. I'm using a 1/2" round nose scraper, and have to hold the tool very firmly against the tool rest, and make smooth careful movements in order to avoid dig-ins. But, if you do that, you'll get the long ribbons of material off the lathe; similar to, but not as easy as the bowling ball material.
After turning, I'm wet sanding from 240 to 600 grit, followed by a Beall buff. Dry sanding does not work very well on the PVC.