Turning Archive 2004

Pen Press review

Jim Shaver - Oakville, Ontario

Well after many pens and a few worn pair of Quick Grips I finally decided to see what all the fuss was about a pen press. Last week I went on a road trip with my good friend Bill MacDonald and we checked out the Rockler in Buffalo and then the Woodcraft in Rochester. While at the Woodcraft store I spoke with Mike who is also a pen turner. Mike showed me how they worked and gave me some great advice on pen turning...and that press followed me home. Today I used it for the first time to assemble a few whistle key chains, all I can say is WOW is that easy or what...looks like I have a new favorite tool in my shop!

take care,

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