Pen Making Workshop - December 2nd 2023


Do you want to learn to turn thing on the wood lathe? Make a fancy gift just in time for x-mas?

Then here is the workshop for you.

I’m going to try out running a pen making workshop for the 2nd of December. This will be beginner friendly and make use of the wood lathe but will touch on the bandsaw and the slow bench grinder a bit as well.

The workshop will be split into two portions, both on the same day.

-In the first half will cover safety, parts of the lathe, tools and accessories, sharpening the tools, and basic turning

-The second half will focus on pen making, prepping the blanks, turning, finishing, and assembly.

The full workshop should only take 3-4 hours and you will come out of it with a fancy pen and lathe training so you can continue making pens and more!

For now I am keeping things simple and just planning the one workshop for Saturday December 2nd 2023, with only 2 open spots (first come first serve)


$100 for all, open only to VHS members for the first one, if it goes well then I may run more with different pricing for non-members.

Where the money goes: $50 will be donated back into the hack space, the other $50 will go towards the pen kit, materials, and my time.

If you are interested please contact me on Slack as I check that more regularly.


@warren makes some beautiful pens if you haven’t seen them. you should take this class and learn how to make one!

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Super interested, and sent you a DM!

Looks like I’ve gotten two people signed up. If anyone else is still interested please let me know . If there is enough interest I will run more workshops.


Ah dang I am VERY interested but December 2nd is the exact date I will be out of town.
Any chance of another one late November or later in December?

I am very interested! Please let me know when there will be more workshops :slight_smile:

You have at least 2 more sign ups.

Also interested :slightly_smiling_face: please let me know future dates!

I’m also interested but I’m pretty busy at the moment - let me know if you do another one in the new year!

I have donated a bundle of 28 pieces of Aromatic Cedar for penturners. They are approx. 6" long and 3/4" x 3/4". I put them on the top shelf with other pen making stuff.


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Found them, thank you