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Title:
Turning pens and pencils
Author:
Christensen, Kip.
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Publication Information:
Lewes : Guild of Master Craftsman Publications, 1999.
Physical Description:
164 pages : color illustrations, color portraits ; 28 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781861081001
Format :
Book

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Central Library TT203 .C47 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize
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Summary

Summary

Having made literally thousands of pens and pencils themselves, the authors have employed all of their thirty years' plus experience to write this definitive introduction to their craft. Includes history, techniques and projects - something for beginners and seasoned pen makers to enjoy.


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Booklist Review

Christensen and Burningham, an educator and a crafts editor respectively, have perfected the art of turning finely made pens and pencils. What is more, they have also perfected the craft of written and illustrated instructions; every process is accompanied by color photographs that, alone, explain well the techniques of cutting blanks, gluing in the brass tubes, and sanding, among other steps. Beginning with a good historical survey of writing implements, they first tackle equipment and basic pens and pencils, then cover style, methodology, and material variations. Some of the more unusual inclusions are pens of antler or checkered polymer clay, and instruments embellished by inlay and wood burning. The last chapter offers selling tips, including packaging. --Barbara Jacobs


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