Whether you prefer classic oak fountain pens or have a weakness for funky acrylic pencils, this practical new guide to pen and pencil turning, featuring 15 step-by-step projects, is all you need to get started with this popular craft. Discover the exciting range of materials that can be used; from fine and rare timbers to acrylics and polymer clays, there is something to suit all tastes and the possibilities are endless. Perfect for beginners to the lathe as well as more advanced turners, all the basic techniques and information needed for getting started are covered. From blank preparation to turning, sanding, polishing and assembling, everything is explained clearly and in jargon-free terms. A stunning gallery of unique pen and pencil designs will ensure that you finish the book feeling inspired and ready to get turning.