Classes at Marc Adams School of Woodworking

Fine Writing Instruments: Pen Making with Barry Gross

Dates: 6/2 - 6/6
Tool List: Click here for tool list

Cost: $750
Materials: $200
Deposit: $300

Masters Fellowship Turning

Even if you have never made a pen before, Barry will make you feel at home in this course! Students from basic to advanced are welcome to learn an assortment of techniques to take their pen making to the next level. Thinking creatively is the key to enhance your pen making abilities which will be discussed throughout the course. Students will work with a variety of materials including, but not limited to, exotic wood, stabilized wood, "biologicals" and acrylics. You will learn how to cast your own clear acrylic pen blanks (without a pressure pot!) which will open your mind to a wide range of creative ideas. Segmented pens, closed end pens and laser cut kits will be made. Many different finishing techniques will be stressed throughout the course including a very easy CA glue finish. By the end of the week each student will have made a minimum of 8 different pens with emphasis on quality of fit and finish. After finishing with your pen masterpieces, Barry will discuss the best way to market your one-of-a-kind masterpieces!

Key Points:

Achieve a perfect finish on pens
Work with stabilized and non-stabilized material
Learn how to casting your own clear acrylic pen blanks
Learn the best way to work with acrylics and other materials
Gain a working knowledge of segmented pens
Adjust a fountain pen nib with proper alignment of tines

There is a $45 annual registration fee that will be added to your the total amount of the class if this is the first class you are registering for this season.

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