Turning Archive 2004
>The only advantages to buying at the local Woodcraft is that you have someone to talk to, sometimes attend a class, see it before you buy it, carry it home that day, and not have to wait several days for replacement of a missing or damaged part. Paying the extra price for these things can be important for a beginner.
They will no longer be important after you have made a few pens and accumulated a collection of kit parts. Then the lower cost of a mailorder supplier will become more important.