Pen Turning Tool Basics

Quick introduction to turning tool basics including:

  • The turning tools you'll need to start making pens
  • Turning tool materials options: High Speed Steel (HSS) vs. Carbide
  • What your lathe speed should be when you turn
  • Tip for practicing
  • How to position the tool rest
  • How to safely turn
  • Where to position your hands and fingers when you turn
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