Pen Turning 102

Continue to develop basic wood lathe skills using EasyWood tools in a second class in pen turning

Date:Apr 16,
June 11,
Aug 13,
Time: 6pm – 9pm (3hrs)6pm – 9pm6pm – 9pm
please emailCMW061120CMW081320
April 9June 4Aug 6
Registration Deadline – seven days before class

Click on Course Code (above) to enroll

Course Fee: $100

Instructor: Mike Warren

Class Description: If you have turned one pen, you are probably waiting for the chance to turn another. This class is an opportunity to continue to develop your skills at the lathe. It is also an opportunity to make a pen to give as a gift. Continue to learn the basics of turning a pen on a wood lathe using the Easy Wood Tools brand of carbide tools. You already know that these tools are easy to learn and a pleasure to work with.  

In this class you will learn to drill your own wood blank and to glue in the necessary metal tube. You will have the opportunity to use a new finish, Glueboost.

You will also have the opportunity to select the wood for your pen and the kit that you want to use. Before the class go to the CU Woodshop Supply store and choose the wood for you blank and a pen kit. A list of kits approved for this class will be posted by the kits. Your class registration will cover the first $15 of the cost of your wood blank and pen kit.

Skill Development:

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

Class Size: 3 – 4 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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