He was totally self taught, and a bit of beginner, and we worked on technique and process while he did it. He’d been getting it done, but I was able to pass on some tips and trick and good technique as he worked. His turning improved dramatically over the night, and he produced a fine Cocobolo slimline last night.
It’s a little strange to me (and a little not) at how easy it was for me to “instruct” on a subject. Strange because I don’t feel like I’m a master like many of the folks I interact with online, but also not strange because I do love to teach what I know. All in all we had a good time, and the pen turned out quite nice.