You will be introduced to the craft of lathe turning through demonstration and hands-on practice. Each student will learn how to make an acrylic pen by using a pen kit and acrylic blanks. Our tabletop lathe and a variety of tools will be used to tooling, shaping, sanding, and polishing the acrylic blanks. Then we will use jigs & fixtures to assemble the various pen parts to the acrylic pieces, creating a custom pen. Students will learn lathe safety, how to set up the lathe, basic spindle turning, sanding, polishing, and discover the many styles of custom pens that can be designed.
For ages 11-14, this class is limited to 4 students.
Taught by Ken Rist
Saturday May 17 1-3 pm Wood Turning Studio
Sunday May 18 1-3 pm Wood Turning Studio
Since Ken Rist was a teenager, he has always followed his passion for designing and building things with his hands. He has been a woodworker/furniture builder for over 30 years, selling his products locally. He has taken over a dozen classes at the Brookfield Craft Center in the last 15 years. In 2006 he took a woodturning class at the Brookfield Craft Center and fell in love with this craft. Since then he has attended several national woodturning events and joined the Nutmeg Woodturners League. He also participates in the BCC Annual Holiday Sale, selling a variety of his hand crafted products.
Register for the Lathe Turning Workshop
Please Note: You will receive an email confirmation of your place in class. If you select a class with two parts, please make sure you are able to attend both workshop dates. Finished workshop pieces will be kept for a Gallery Exhibit on Saturday, June 28th.