I've seen a few Instructables as well as videos from all over the internet on how to turn wooden pens, but not very many on turning acrylic. Since acrylic is very different than wood to turn, it took me a while to come up with a good method. However now, after some experimenting, I've come up with a good and reliable method for turning this difficult material. You can find acrylic blanks like the one I used here
. The hardware used was the Round Top European style
. If you are in the US then woodcraft would probably have these supplies. Whatever blank or hardware you use, you'll surely have a unique pen. As well, I've also made a series of videos to go along with each step since it's import to see the cutting techniques in action. The best part is that the cutting techniques used can be applied to wooden pens to achieve an incredibly smooth finish before sanding.