How to make a pen with an executive look and feel. I’ll show you how pen turning is different with a one piece kit and also use some nice exotic wood. This is a great way for beginners to pick up pen turning basics and see how a pen is an easy lathe project. This is Day 5 of my 6 Days of Beginner Woodturning Projects. If you’ve wanted to add lathe work into your woodworking this is a great place to start. I’ll share some basics and what I learned turning each project.