Out of the shop!

7/11/14  I will be out of the shop from Saturday, July 12 through Sunday, July 20 and will be back in the shop on Monday, July 21. I am heading to Gatlinburg, TN to Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts to help teach an advanced penturning class with Barry Gross and Don Ward.

Any and all orders for in stock items such as Cactus Juice and dyes should ship as normal. Phillip, my super duper right hand will be here filling orders and shipping as normal. I will have my telephone with me but will not be able to answer much during the day. If you send an e-mail, be aware that I will NOT be checking e-mail while away and it will wait until I return. Then it may be a day or two before I get caught up so your patience is appreciated.

Tutorials and Instructions



 Stabilizing with Cactus Juice





Using MesquiteMan's Cactus Juice

Reverse Painting "Original Cactus Blank"™ Pen Blanks


Why I prefer Alumilite instead of PR for casting!

Complete step by step discussion of casting your own pen blanks with Alumilite


The Battle of the Vacuum Pumps 3 CFM vs. 6 CFM


Homemade Super Belt Sander from a Treadmill


Cactus Juice stabilized wood hardness comparison



Links to Materials and Supplies
I recommend these companies becasue they are fellow craftsmen and have great stuff!

Between Centers Bushings from  Penturners Products --These are the very best thing going for getting a perfect pen!  Johnny, the owner, also sells other items for penturners and has excellent service! 

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Bangle Cores and Blanks from Wildwood Designs -- These make fantastic additions to your show line-up or gifts for the ladies!