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Pen Turning: A Foundation Course

Pen Turning: A Foundation Course
  • Publishing: Autumn 18
  • Pub month: September
  • ISBN-13: 9781784943684
  • Author: Kip Christensen & Rex Burningham
  • Price: £14.99
  • Binding: PB
  • No. of pages: 160
  • Photos: 220 photographs
  • Dimensions: 276 x 210 mm
  • Colour : Full colour throughout

Pen Turning: A Foundation Course

The art of creating pens is a wonderful skill to learn, with a vast range of variations in terms of style and the materials that can be used. Written by well-known pen turners Kip Christensen and Rex Burningham, this is the ideal guide for those keen to learn this satisfying craft, as well as for existing turners looking to develop their skills. The book will cover a number of different pen styles, including slimline pens, KC twist pen, a single-barrel bullet pen and classic fountain pens.

Different material options will also be covered, such as stabilised burl, exotic hardwoods and antler, as well as plastics. All the basic techniques and information needed for getting started will be covered, from blank preparation to turning, gluing, decorating, sanding and assembling. The book will also contain an inspirational gallery of turned pens.

Kip Christensen and Rex Burningham have over forty years’ turning experience between them and have made many thousands of pens as well as all manner of other fine turned pieces. They have taught and exhibited widely and are hugely respected in the turning world. Pen Turning: A Foundation Course is their second book to be published by GMC Publications.

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