Pen Turning 101

Learn about wood lathe basics and EasyWood tools in this intro to basic pen turning

Date:Jan 16,
Mar 12,
May 14,
July 16,
Time: 6pm – 9pm (3 hrs) 6pm – 9pm 6pm – 9pm6pm – 9pm
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May 7July 9
Registration Deadline – seven days before class

Click on Course Code (above) to enroll

Course Fee: $100

Instructor: Mike Warren

Class Description: If there is one good thing to be addicted to, woodturning is it! This class is a great introduction to basic woodturning, and in just one short evening, you get to go home with a handsome wooden pen of your own creation. It is said that the lathe is one of the safest tools in a workshop! Learn the basics of turning a pen on a wood lathe using the EasyWood brand of carbide tools. The easy learning curve of these tools makes them a pleasure to work with, especially for beginners that are a little nervous around power tools. You will also learn about stock preparation, the tools themselves, and supplies needed to turn a Slimline pen. We will discuss the parts and operation of a lathe, and safety guidelines to follow while turning. All you need to bring is yourself! All tools and materials will be provided. 

Take a look at these photos from our October class.

Skill Development:

  • Introduction to the Lathe, its parts and their functions
  • Introduction to Lathe Tools
  • Basic Lathe Safety
  • EasyWood Tools
  • Basic Pen Turning Setup
  • Pen Turning techniques
  • Basic Pen Finishes

Class Size: 3 – 6 students

Online Enrollment: Just click on the Course Code (above) of the session in which you wish to enroll; our standard class Policies apply. For sessions without a Course Code link (i.e. works-in-progress), please send email to and include the Course Code (or date and time) of the class that you wish to take. We will make sure that you are enrolled in the class!

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