Pen Making Course

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Pen Making Course

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Sunday 19th April 2020 £90.00


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About the course

This novices’ level course in woodturning has been developed for students with little experience to produce an olive wood pen.

Candidates will be instructed and shown how to safely operate the lathe with the aim of producing a pen from olive wood. This will include use of an end mill and pen press. At the end of the course, students should have gained sufficient knowledge to competently and safely produce pens for their own use or for resale as required.

All the project pieces made can be taken home at the end of the day with no additional charge. 

The course will cover the following topics;

  • Workshop safety
  • Lathe appreciation
  • Woodturning tool techniques
  • Wood appreciation
  • Work holding methods
  • Sanding techniques
  • Finishing techniques



    • Olive Wood Pen (possibly two if time permits)

Additional Information

The course runs from 9:30am-3:30pm on the day.

The course is for 3 to 6 people. If there are less than 3, the course may be postponed.

Items listed may be altered without notice depending on availability of materials. The number of items produced is dependant on progression during the day.

All tools, materials and tuition will be provided by us at our specialist training workshop in Lytham. The material costs are included in the course fee. 

Students are expected to wear suitable clothing (not loose fitting) or a specialist apron, suitable footwear (not canvas or open-toed). Loose-fitting jewellery to be removed. Long hair should be tied back.

Course hand-outs and project sheets will be provided during the course. 

Food is not provided - please bring a packed lunch if required, or there is a McDonalds and Lidl store within walking distance of the venue. Coffee, tea, water, juice and biscuits will be provided.


Product CodePENR19T789

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