Above we see a Turner's Cube carved out of Cocobolo, a Central American hardwood. It was done "cheating"-style, using a CNC mill:
But that doesn't mean the unnamed Micro Machine Shop craftsperson who produced it lacks lathing skills. With step-by-step photos, s/he shows you how they produced this:
That's a "Euro-style" pen made off of instructions from Woodcraft, and the simple, pocket-sized device belies the amount of time, materials and variety of machinery it takes to produce.
In addition to a lathe, Anonymous Craftsperson had to break out the drill press, a half-ton arbor press and even used a bench vise to press the fittings, as seen below. (Look closely, they're GIFs.)
Micro Machine Shop, by the way, is a sort of FAQ website for hobbyists who working on manageable, small-scale machine tool projects. It's a great first stop for anyone looking to get into machining, as it's written by experts in a language that newbies ought be able to follow. They cover topics as simple as "How to Drill a Hole Where You Want It," to machine tool basics, to more complicated fare like converting mills and lathes to CNC. Check it all out here.