My brother likes to turn pens when he's home and I would work on one every now and then. Before he got a mini lathe, he'd use a drill press, rasps, and sandpaper. They'd turn out pretty nice, but the designs would be a bit limited. However, since the acquisition of the lathe, the pens are much more interesting....like this pen I turned to look like my telephoto lens.
It's funny, when my co-worker friends at Burns Photography saw the pen, the guys thought it was pretty sweet and the girls told me I was a nerd. I guess the stereotype for guys with their electronics can translate into pen making. Oh well.