Well the pen swap got my interest, I had intended to try this for years but never found time. So with the swap blanks arriving I got enthused again. So I used a cherry blank I bought several years ago at PSI and set a mandrel upon the little HF micro metal lathe I bought this March on close out for $80.00. Used a brazed carbide metal bit and went at it..
Slimline kit bought several years ago at PSI with old BLO and some medium CA for the finish.
I realize it isn't art or much craftsmanship. But it was fun, the wife is impressed and it may even go as a gift this weekend.
Now to get a wood tool post so I an easily add some curves in the future...