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This beginning class is designed for couples who would like a to make a special Valentine gift for each other or someone else. This beginning class introduces you to the lathe, its parts, and the basics of pen turning using gauges and a pen kit. You'll make a unique pen to give or keep, and when you have completed the class you should feel confident in making beautiful pens as personal gifts.
You will also learn how to cut and drill a pen blank, how to stain and finish your pens using beeswax and polishing compounds, and learn how to assemble your pens. Experience in the woodshop is helpful but not required.
Registration is for two people sharing a lathe. Bring your sweety, mature child 10 and over, BFF, roommate, mom, just yourself, or someone new you want to get to know better!
Cyanoacrylate (super glue) will not be used for finishing in this class.
Class fee includes $7 for materials.
1730 H Street
Fresno, CA, 93721
Fresno Ideaworks is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.