Well, I finally had a weekend where I didn't have to work or go somewhere else. So I got out in the shop and decided to turn a couple pens. Now, a few weeks ago I had purchased a grinder and Wolverine sharpening jig from a guy on Craigslist. Today before I started to turn I gave my tools a quick pass on the sharpener. WOW....I apparently have NEVER used sharp tools before. I had been sharpening them by eye using an old belt sander but now....they really have an edge. It was amazing to me how much nicer they cut. Lesson learned here. I made two pens (sorry no pictures) and cut up blanks for more turning tomorrow. I am anxious to try them out on larger projects.