Pens an Beyond

06.23.2019 - 06.29.2019
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts


During this workshop students learn to use and modify inexpensive pen kits to make unique pens and move beyond basic kit pens. The goal is to advance your pen turning to the next level. Techniques taught include changing the length of the kit tubes, eliminating or augmenting parts, creating closed end barrels, recessing clips, and making two-barrel pens as single barrel pens. Participants will learn finishing methods including using CA glue as a pen finish. Basics will cover turning small objects, using a bowl gouge and skew, and how to sharpen and use the tools. Advanced skills are fine-tuned as the course covers finishing techniques, casting and stabilizing. You will create your own unique objects including bowls, boxes, shaving brushes, razor handles, bottle stoppers, and Christmas ornaments. Open to all skill levels.

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