Hey everyone, took a free pen turning class a couple of months ago at the local Woodcraft. All I had to pay for was materials. Pretty sweet deal! There were only about 4 of us in the class, including the 2 instructors, and everyone was very helpful. I also received much help from Frank, so thanks Frank! Here are the results. The one on the left was the first one, turned in class, and it is Olive Wood. Loved the smell and it worked really nice. The next one I did at home after I bought a mandrel and mill kit. I believe it is Zebra Wood? I could be wrong on that. It came in a package of 4 exotic woods so I will have to double check on that. I had a few tearout issues with that one but it turned out alright. All in all the pens were fun and something new. I don't know that I'm going to go pen crazy but I will probably turn some here and there for gifts Thanks for lookin!