Classes at Marc Adams School of Woodworking

Fine Writing Instruments with Barry Gross

Dates: 6/5/2017 - 6/9/2017
Tool List: Click here for tool list

Cost: $775
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, the key to enhance your pen making abilities will be discussed throughout the course. Students will work with a variety of materials including, but not limited to, exotic wood, stabilized wood and acrylics. Students will learn how to cast their own clear acrylic pen blanks (without a pressure pot!); which will open your mind to a wide range of creative ideas. Students will cut and assemble a segmented pen and put together a laser-cut kit. Stabilizing your pen blanks and other small pieces of wood will be demonstrated. Several different finishing techniques will be demonstrated and practiced throughout the course including a very easy CA glue finish. By the end of the week, each student will have made a minimum of ten different pens and a small kaleidoscope with emphasis on quality of fit and finish. After finishing the pen masterpieces, Barry will discuss the best way to market your own one-of-a-kind works of art!

Key Points:

  • Achieve a perfect finish on pens
  • Work with stabilized and non-stabilized material
  • Learn how to cast your own clear acrylic pen blanks
  • Learn the best way to work with acrylics and other materials
  • Gain a working knowledge of segmented pens
  • Stabilize your own wood
  • Change and adjust a fountain pen nib for proper alignment

NOTE: Materials fee covers all supplies necessary to make at least 10 pens.

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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