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You will want something great for pen turning, but also capable of turning candle sticks, bottle openers, and other awesome items that can be created with a versatile Mini/Midi Lathe.
Best Selling Starter Set
A good way to start making pens is with a pen making starter set which includes our best selling lathe as well as the the tools, pen kits and all the accessories you'll need to get started making beautiful projects.
Imagine the fun you'll have creating projects on this highly regarded lathe. Packed with features, this Turncrafter Commander midi lathe is the most advanced, powerful and easy to use lathe in its class. So you can easily, effectively and affordably tackle tons of turning projects.
"I've made quite a lot of these - quilters & other sewers love them. It always helps to demonstrate that the magnet can capture the seam ripper without taking eyes off the work - just get it close. I apply a little CA glue when pressing in the magnet cap. Inserting the spring clip can be a bit tricky at first. Once I get it started, I use one of the seam rippers to press it in completely."
"I've loved this pack of blanks and am already worried about running out! It's a classic color that pairs beautifully with gold hardware. I used these for pens and seam rippers. The blanks I received are square and straight enough that I didn't notice anything was off :)"
"Made a few of the football pens for customers with great results. My only issue is there has been a couple of small imperfections in the finish of the components in the kit. Nothing that could not be overcome mind you."
"I'm using this for bowl turning. Just a couple of seconds at the grinder and it's ready to go. Easy to use, not nearly as prone to catches as a gouge. It was a great help in turning this bowl, my first successful bowl."