I think the kids are pitching in and buying me a lathe for our wedding anniversary this weekend. Not sure but I think it's the Excalibur sold by Rockler.
I've watched a couple of videos on pen making and I've figured out that I probably need some smaller tools that the old Shopsmith ones I have. The main question is that I see that a mandrel is needed. Do you have to have a different mandrel for every style pen I make?
Is there anything else I need to get started? I have to keep the cost down. Business ain't getting any better.