Don Orr was gracious enough to show me all of the fiddly little details of pen turning... how to drill out the blank, glue in the tubes etc... and as a result I have two nice pens to show for it:
Mahagony with 'gold' slimline kit from woodcraft.
This one turned out quite nicely, so I'm donating it for a benefit auction this weekend.
And my third pen (2nd one is still in progress)
had a little bit of tear-out along one of the bug-trails, which I still need to fix, this one is staying with me u ntil I fix it, then I might give it away as a gift.
all in all, very fun, if a bit 'fussy' but easy to do and I look forward to doing more in the near future.