For me experimenting in woodworking is a large part of the fun and I am sure that is true for all here. Although I am very new to pen turning (a few weeks) it soon became clear that the opportunities to experiment/personalize are endless with pen turning. So I offer my first experiment for feedback from those far more knowledgeable than me. Please provide the good, the bad and even the ugly if that is supported by constructive input. Without feedback we cannot improve and who doesn't want to get better! The light colored wood is maple, the darker wood is cherry and the center band is ebony. It is based on a slimline kit.