Pens and Beyond

June 23, 2019 – June 29, 2019

Curtis O. Seebeck and Don Ward

During this workshop students learn to use and modify inexpensive pen kits to make unique pens and move beyond basic kit pens. The goal is to advance your pen turning to the next level. Techniques taught include changing the length of the kit tubes, eliminating or augmenting parts, creating closed end barrels, recessing clips, and making two-barrel pens as single barrel pens. Participants will learn finishing methods including using CA glue as a pen finish. Basics will cover turning small objects, using a bowl gouge and skew, and how to sharpen and use the tools. Advanced skills are fine-tuned as the course covers finishing techniques, casting and stabilizing. You will create your own unique objects including bowls, boxes, shaving brushes, razor handles, bottle stoppers, and Christmas ornaments. Open to all skill levels.


Curtis O. Seebeck lives in San Marcos, Texas and has demonstrated and taught at wood turning clubs in Texas and at the Utah Woodturning Symposium, in addition to teaching at Arrowmont and the Mark Adams School of Woodworking. As the inventor and producer of the Worthless Wood resin and wood hybrid concept, Seebeck has made significant innovations in the field of stabilizing and casting.

Curtis O. Seebeck

Don Ward started his woodturning career in 1996 after retiring from teaching. Ward’s woodturning includes popular items, but pens are his passion. His publications include the book Turning Modified Slimline Pens: Beyond the Basics and he writes a monthly article for More Woodturning Magazine.

Don Ward

In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.

Registration is closed for this event.

For more information or questions, please call 865-436-5860

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