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Pen Turning Course

Course Details

Level: Beginner

Maximum zero student taught in a group during this course.

Duration: 1 Day

Course hours will run from 9:00am-5:00pm (including approx half an hour for lunch).

Price: £125.00

Price includes VAT, all required materials,
required tools and a light lunch.

Always wanted to learn the art of pen making? Fancy discovering ways to turn decorative items using project kits? If you’re thinking of buying or you already own a small lathe, this course is for you. Our one day course encompasses what you can achieve with pen making. By the end of the day, you'll not only leave with completed, professionally finished masterpieces, you'll also go away with a multitude of ideas and skills.

What you will learn

Our one day, hands-on course will give you a step-by-step guide into selecting materials, drilling and gluing, mounting the workpiece and the tools you’ll use in pen making. In addition, your tutor will guide you on the best ways to finish an array of different materials. Furthermore, they will demonstrate and explain techniques to enable you to achieve a professional end product without making all the classic mistakes along the way.

What you'll take home

  • 1 Acrylic pen, 1 Wooden pen, 1 Polyester pen
  • Certificate of attendance
  • ‘How to sheet’ - Course details

Items you take home can change depending on the resources and materials available on the day.

Additional information

You will start your day with a welcome talk, including a hot drink, health and safety brief and a breakdown and review of the equipment you will be using.

This is a 'hands-on' course, each student being able to work at their own pace. The tutor will be able to demonstrate and explain the techniques to the group as a whole and individuals as required.

The minimum age is 14 years old and anyone under 16 must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the course and must not be left unattended during class hours. If you would like to read our terms and conditions click here.

Ben Beddows

Course Tutor

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Peter Hibbin

Course Tutor

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What our students say...

I will certainly book another course with Axminster

I was recommended to attend this course as I had no experience for 50 years of woodturning. I spent two days with an exceptional firm with exceptional staff and cannot recommend them highly enough. The administration was perfect, the tutor was polite, knowledgeable, approachable and friendly and I have to say that the visit was money well spent. I will certainly book another course with Axminster. If all businesses were run this way with the same type of staff the country would be booming.

David R, Beginners Woodturning (2 day)

My only criticism - it was all over too soon!

What a superb couple of days spent in the company of Nick Agar whilst being introduced to the field of woodturning texturing an colouring. Expert demonstration and explanation of techniques and tool use throughout with plenty of time for questions and answers and one to one guidance. The course is set at intermediate level but Nick tempered his instruction to meet the knowledge and experience of each student and made it such a memorable experience. Thanks Nick. Thanks also go to Colwin and Ben for the work they put in behind the scenes (and of course for sorting out the all important elevenses and lunch). My only criticism - it was all over too soon!

Alan B, Using Colour & Texture with Nick Agar

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