Pen making and wood turning introduction



Learn how to make beautiful hand turned pens and other functional items in this introductory course. This course would make a brilliant gift for someone looking to take up a new skill or hobby, or, the items you make would be brilliant gifts for anyone. If you are thinking about buying a lathe and want a taster session to really get to grips with the idea, this would be a great way to start your new passion. At the end of this session you will have made two very nice pens. You will also have made a functional item such as a door stop, a European style rolling pin, a spatula, a honey dibber etc. and will have a whole world of ideas for projects in order to use your new skills. What you will learn In short, everything needed to make stunning pens and more! All sessions start with a discussion about health and safety and the tools, and safety equipment you will be using. Followed by tool maintenance and sharpening which leads to using good sharp tools to achieve the best possible results. Your teacher will demonstrate and guide for your skills development explaining why certain techniques work and others would lead to less favorable results. We will learn all about the more specialist pen making tools and make a plan for making our first pen. This pen will be made from your choice of native or exotic hardwood from our stock as well as very high-quality pen components. What you'll take away • Two brilliant pens made by you! • Access to videos and how-to primers made by the course leader • A functional item Notes Due to the nature of this course, participants should be 13+ years of age. This course runs for a maximum number of 2 students at a time (ensuring you get as much support as needed) Lunch and breaks are scheduled in with hot drinks and biscuits available, lunch is not provided, though shops are within an easy walk.

What's included in the price?

All tools and materials needed to complete two fantastic pens (your choice of ball point or fountain) Hot drinks and biscuits. High-quality advice and guidance throughout the session. Access to videos and documents explaining the tools and techniques you will have experienced and more. A nice, friendly, well equipped and inviting location to work.


1 day (flexible times to suit)

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts


I am an award-winning maker, Pen maker, prop maker for film and TV and teacher. I enjoy passing on my skills and passions as well as developing new projects.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Children
  • Hearing impaired
  • Limited mobility
  • Tutor can travel
  • Intermediate level
  • Stag dos
  • Public transport
  • Evenings
  • Hen dos
  • Weekends
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for beginners
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