Learn how to make unique pen designs using the Slimline pen kit and its strongest attributes with clear, step-by-step instructions and 291 clear color photos. The designs and techniques used in this book include: changing the lengths of the pens barrels, eliminating the center band, adding accent rings and center bands made from various materials. Also included are building blanks from sections of contrasting woods, recessing the clip and finial, using rifle shells and shaft sections of hunting arrows for pen barrels, making a one-piece barrel for the Slimline pen, and many other interesting and impressive modifications. Other topics covered include coloring pen barrels with wood dye and using cyanoacrylate glue and boiled linseed oil together to produce a superb and brilliant finish for pens made on the wood lathe.
Don Ward started woodturning in 1997 and turned his first pen in 1998. He creates pens that are useful works of art. Don has demonstrated his skills at woodturning symposiums in Chicago, Phoenix, Utah, and Texas.