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Turning pens and toys with a mini lathe

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Looking for a foray into wood-working but don’t know where to start? Don’t have the time and space for a huge collection of tools or a shop? Don’t have the attention span for 80 hour long masterpiece projects? Then consider learning how to turn on a [mini] lathe!

With a mini lathe you can turn pens, toys, bowls, kitchen utensils, and loads of other gifts and trinkets. The beauty is a mini lathe is small and relatively inexpensive. Projects can be completed quickly (usually in a single evening), and the materials cost is fairly low — fallen trees, scrap wood, etc.

It’s a great way to decompress after work and is a foundational skill upon which you can build other great things.



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Maker website: maker.bintz.net/howto/pens


Maker name: Miles Bintz

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