Pen turning is fun, it's a great use for scraps, and it can probably be done mostly with tools you already own and skills you already have. Barry Gross will show you what you need to get started, how to choose the wood, prepare the blanks, turn and polish the barrels, and assemble the pen. And in the time it takes you to read this article, you could put together a fabulous gift (or more than one). Give it a try!

From Fine Woodworking #226