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Phone:
(520) 742-9663
Fax:
520-877-3850
Email:
tucson-retail@woodcraft.com

6230 N. Oracle Rd. #100
Tucson, AZ 85704
USA

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Hours of Operation

sunday 11 AM - 5 PM
monday 9 AM - 6 PM
tuesday 9 AM - 6 PM
wednesday 9 AM - 6 PM
thursday 9 AM - 6 PM
friday 9 AM - 6 PM
saturday 9 AM - 6 PM

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Wood Or Acrylic Pen Turning with: Chris Dabney

Sunday, September 26, 2 PM - 5 PM

Tools Required: Dust Mask & Safety Glasses
Description: This pen turning class is designed for either beginners (turning wooden pens), or more experienced turners (turning acrylic pens) with the help of our expert pen turning instructor. We'll choose the pen kit (Wall Street 2), and you choose the blank (wood or acrylic). Either way, you have a nice pen to take home with you.
Tuition: $60.00
Tuition Notes: $60 For Wood Pen / $70 For Acrylic

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Introduction to Using the Router with: Joseph Caputo
Beginner

Saturday, October 2, 10 AM - 12 PM

Tools Required: Eye & Ear Protection & A Dust Mask
Description: If you have a router and want to start using it or are thinking of getting one, this class is for you. We will cover these topics: Why use a router, types of routers, similarities and differences, components, bits, safe operation, router limits, bit speed, size of cut and some router accessories.You will have time to practice installing bits for edge profiling, dado cuts, rabbet cuts and flush cuts.
Tuition: $75.00

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Introduction To Woodburning with: Lynne East-Itkin
All

Sunday, October 3, 1 PM - 4 PM

Description: In this class you will learn the basics of woodburning. The various tools and techniques needed will be discussed, as well as any safety concerns. Either bring your own woodburning tool if you'd like, or one will be provided for you to use.
Tuition: $70.00

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Lathe Tool Sharpening with: Chris Vemich
Beginner

Thursday, October 7, 4 PM - 7 PM

Tools Required: Bring Your Own Dust Mask And Eye Protection If You Have Them.
Description: Dull tools prevent you from doing your best work and are dangerous. Let us show you a quick and easy way to sharpen your turning tools using a slow speed grinder and the Wolverine Jig. We'll help you with the steps to setting up the jig and how to get the most out of the jig so you'll be back to your turning project in no time. Just bring your own safety glasses and lathe tools and we will teach you what you need to know to have sharp lathe tools that are a joy to work with.
Tuition: $50.00

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Introduction To The Lathe--Spindle Turning with: Chris Vemich
Beginner

Saturday, October 9, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Tools Required: Bring Your Own Dust Mask And Eye Protection If You Have Them.
Description: As a beginner or someone who needs a refresher course in woodturning, tool control concepts are extremely important. I will show you why those nasty "catches" happen and how to get good, clean cuts with your tools. Once you grasp these basics, it will be much easier to begin making pens, pepper grinders, bowls, boxes, hollow forms, and any other woodturning project. Instruction will include safety, lathe setup, theory of tool control, sharpening tips, and basic cuts that can be made on spindles. You will have practice creating traditional spindle features with five fundamental turning tools, and each student will work on a project to take home.
Tuition: $125.00

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Make A Scroll Saw Jack-O-Lantern or Cat with: Sharon Irene
All

Sunday, October 10, 12 PM - 5 PM

Prerequisite: Some Scroll Saw Experience Is Recommended, But Not Required Because We Will Practice.
Tools Required: Dust Mask & Safety Glasses
Description: Make a fun (or scary!) original Halloween decoration for yourself or to give as a gift. Bring any ideas and sketches you may have and be ready to create a Cat, Monster, pumpkin or ghost or... We will discuss design ideas and level of difficulty with fretwork options before you begin your project.
Tuition: $75.00
Tuition Notes: $65.00 Class Fee/$10.00 Material Fee

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Beginning/Intermediate/Advanced Finishing Techniques with: Bob Levey
All

Thursday, October 14, 3 PM - 6 PM

Description: Come meet our finishing expert who is anxious to help you with all your finishing questions. He'll explain the many finishing options you have and why one may work better for your project than another. Information covered will include preparation, choice of wood, different options for coloring wood and different types of finishes. Intermediate techniques include color mixing, matching, rubbing out different sheen levels and some distressing as desired. Advanced information is also available.
Tuition: $60.00

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Beginning Carving with: Jim Preston
All

Saturday, October 16, 9 AM - 1 PM

Tools Required: Tools Will Be Provided For First Class.
Description: Are you looking for a new hobby or do you have some extra time on your hands and want to learn how to whittle away the hours? Come to our beginning carving class and we will teach you everything you need to know to get started in the fun and rewarding world of woodcarving. The basics of carving, the different types of carving, and how to carve safely will be explained and demonstrated. How to choose which carving tool to use for any given project, as well as how to keep them sharp will also be discussed. This is a hands-on class, so bring any carving tools you have, and we will help you learn how to use them safely, or we can help you pick out the best tools to suit your needs.
Tuition: $65.00
Tuition Notes: ($60 Class Fee / $5 Materials Fee)

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Beginning Chip Carving with: Jim Preston
Beginner

Saturday, October 16, 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Tools Required: Tools Will Be Provided For First Class.
Description: Chip Carving is a very old style of carving in which knives are used to remove small chips of the material from a flat surface in a single piece, forming a design. Geometrical as well as freeform designs can be used as ornamentation or decoration of everyday objects like spoons, furniture, boxes and plates. This class is meant for beginners who'd like to explore a new hands-on hobby that can really be fun! We'll cover a little history, discuss best woods for carving, proper knives and their care and sharpening, and means of laying out patterns. Then we'll learn and practice the basic cuts on a sample board, and finally complete a Christmas ornament that YOU design.
Tuition: $70.00
Tuition Notes: ($60 Class Fee / $10 Materials Fee)

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Introduction To The Table Saw with: Joseph Caputo
Beginner

Sunday, October 17, 1 PM - 3 PM

Tools Required: Dust Mask, Eye And Hearing Protection
Description: If you have never used or have little experience with power tools and want to learn, then this class is for you. The Introduction to the Table Saw class will cover safety, tool components, setup and checks, basic cuts including crosscuts, rip cuts, miter cuts, bevel cuts and special setups for specific cuts. Some hands-on time will be available for you to practice. Build your confidence using this work horse of the wood shop. We will be using the SawStop table saw as our tool of choice.
Tuition: $60.00

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Band Saw Basics with: Joseph Caputo
All

Saturday, October 23, 9 AM - 11 AM

Prerequisite: None.
Tools Required: Eye And Ear Protection And A Dust Mask
Description: A band saw is one of the most versatile tools in a woodworkers shop, but only if it is tuned up correctly. This class will teach you how to do that tune up properly, and how to maintain your band saw for years of reliable service. We will discuss which blade is best for any given situation, and how to use your band saw safely and efficiently when completing various cuts like resawing, cutting curves and compound curves, and when using various jigs.
Tuition: $40.00
Tuition Notes: Materials Not Included. Bring Scrap Wood Or Buy At Woodcraft.

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Make Your Own Custom Wood Pen Blank with: Chris Dabney
All

Sunday, October 24, 11 AM - 1 PM

Tools Required: Dust Mask And Eye Protection
Description: If you're into making pens and want to take them to the next level, take this class and learn how to make custom, unique, one of a kind pen blanks. We'll help you make your own segmented wood pen blank. Once you've learned the techniques there's no telling what your creativity can achieve.
Tuition: $65.00
Tuition Notes: $55.00 Class Fee/$10.00 Material Fee

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Wood Or Acrylic Pen Turning with: Chris Dabney

Sunday, October 24, 2 PM - 5 PM

Tools Required: Dust Mask & Safety Glasses
Description: This pen turning class is designed for either beginners (turning wooden pens), or more experienced turners (turning acrylic pens) with the help of our expert pen turning instructor. We'll choose the pen kit (Wall Street 2), and you choose the blank (wood or acrylic). Either way, you have a nice pen to take home with you.
Tuition: $60.00
Tuition Notes: $60 For Wood Pen / $70 For Acrylic

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Beginning/Intermediate/Advanced Finishing Techniques with: Bob Levey
All

Thursday, November 4, 3 PM - 6 PM

Description: Come meet our finishing expert who is anxious to help you with all your finishing questions. He'll explain the many finishing options you have and why one may work better for your project than another. Information covered will include preparation, choice of wood, different options for coloring wood and different types of finishes. Intermediate techniques include color mixing, matching, rubbing out different sheen levels and some distressing as desired. Advanced information is also available.
Tuition: $60.00

Click Here to Request Information

Introduction To The Lathe--Spindle Turning with: Chris Vemich
Beginner

Saturday, November 6, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Tools Required: Bring Your Own Dust Mask And Eye Protection If You Have Them.
Description: As a beginner or someone who needs a refresher course in woodturning, tool control concepts are extremely important. I will show you why those nasty "catches" happen and how to get good, clean cuts with your tools. Once you grasp these basics, it will be much easier to begin making pens, pepper grinders, bowls, boxes, hollow forms, and any other woodturning project. Instruction will include safety, lathe setup, theory of tool control, sharpening tips, and basic cuts that can be made on spindles. You will have practice creating traditional spindle features with five fundamental turning tools, and each student will work on a project to take home.
Tuition: $125.00

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Introduction To Gourd Finishing with: Lynne East-Itkin
Beginner

Sunday, November 7, 1 PM - 5 PM

Tools Required: Safety Glasses And Dust Masks
Description: Learn from our expert instructor how to work with gourds from start to finish to create a beautiful work of art. Lynne will show you a variety of interesting techniques.
Tuition: $80.00
Tuition Notes: $70 Class Fee / $10 Materials Fee

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Bowl Turning Basics with: Chris Vemich

Saturday, November 13, 9:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Prerequisite: Introduction To The Lathe
Tools Required: Bring Your Own Dust Mask And Eye Protection If You Have Them.
Description: This basic bowl class focuses on the craft of making a wooden bowl for everyday practical use. Instruction will include the basics of wood selection, mounting the wood to the lathe, design elements, and the use of bowl gouges and scrapers to turn and shape the bowl. Sanding and finishing techniques will also be discussed.
Tuition: $125.00

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Scroll Saw SWEET Heart Box with: Sharon Irene
All

Sunday, November 14, 12 PM - 5 PM

Prerequisite: Scroll Saw Experience Recommended, But Not Required.
Tools Required: Eye And Ear Protection And A Dust Mask
Description: Learn how to make a sweet little heart box on the scroll saw. You can personalize the heart shape and decorate it "to your hearts desire". When you're done you can take this beauty home or give it to a loved one!
Tuition: $75.00
Tuition Notes: $60 Class Fee/$15 Materials Fee

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Beginning And Intermediate Intarsia with: Dan Eklund

Wednesday, November 17, 9 AM - 4 PM

Prerequisite: Scroll Saw Proficiency.
Tools Required: Eye & Ear Protection & Dust Mask
Description: Dan has been woodworking for more than 35 years. He studied intarsia, a decorative, semi-3D wood mosaic technique, with Judy Gale Roberts and Jerry Booher. Dan will teach their methodology for the student to complete a beginning or intermediate project. Materials will be provided.
Tuition: $125.00

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Introduction To The Table Saw with: Joseph Caputo
Beginner

Saturday, November 20, 10 AM - 12 PM

Tools Required: Dust Mask, Eye And Hearing Protection
Description: If you have never used or have little experience with power tools and want to learn, then this class is for you. The Introduction to the Table Saw class will cover safety, tool components, setup and checks, basic cuts including crosscuts, rip cuts, miter cuts, bevel cuts and special setups for specific cuts. Some hands-on time will be available for you to practice. Build your confidence using this work horse of the wood shop. We will be using the SawStop table saw as our tool of choice.
Tuition: $60.00

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Introduction to Using the Router with: Joseph Caputo
Beginner

Saturday, November 20, 1 PM - 3 PM

Tools Required: Dust Mask, Eye And Hearing Protection
Description: If you have a router and want to start using it or are thinking of getting one, this class is for you. We will cover these topics: Why use a router, types of routers, similarities and differences, components, bits, safe operation, router limits, bit speed, size of cut and some router accessories.You will have time to practice installing bits for edge profiling, dado cuts, rabbet cuts and flush cuts.
Tuition: $75.00

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Band Saw Basics with: Joseph Caputo
All

Sunday, November 21, 1 PM - 3 PM

Prerequisite: None.
Tools Required: Eye And Ear Protection And A Dust Mask
Description: A band saw is one of the most versatile tools in a woodworkers shop, but only if it is tuned up correctly. This class will teach you how to do that tune up properly, and how to maintain your band saw for years of reliable service. We will discuss which blade is best for any given situation, and how to use your band saw safely and efficiently when completing various cuts like resawing, cutting curves and compound curves, and when using various jigs.
Tuition: $40.00
Tuition Notes: Materials Not Included. Bring Scrap Wood Or Buy At Woodcraft.

Click Here to Request Information

Beginning Carving with: Jim Preston
All

Saturday, November 27, 9 AM - 1 PM

Tools Required: Tools Will Be Provided For First Class.
Description: Are you looking for a new hobby or do you have some extra time on your hands and want to learn how to whittle away the hours? Come to our beginning carving class and we will teach you everything you need to know to get started in the fun and rewarding world of woodcarving. The basics of carving, the different types of carving, and how to carve safely will be explained and demonstrated. How to choose which carving tool to use for any given project, as well as how to keep them sharp will also be discussed. This is a hands-on class, so bring any carving tools you have, and we will help you learn how to use them safely, or we can help you pick out the best tools to suit your needs.
Tuition: $65.00
Tuition Notes: ($60 Class Fee / $5 Materials Fee)

Click Here to Request Information

Beginning Chip Carving with: Jim Preston
Beginner

Saturday, November 27, 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Tools Required: Tools Will Be Provided For First Class.
Description: Chip Carving is a very old style of carving in which knives are used to remove small chips of the material from a flat surface in a single piece, forming a design. Geometrical as well as freeform designs can be used as ornamentation or decoration of everyday objects like spoons, furniture, boxes and plates. This class is meant for beginners who'd like to explore a new hands-on hobby that can really be fun! We'll cover a little history, discuss best woods for carving, proper knives and their care and sharpening, and means of laying out patterns. Then we'll learn and practice the basic cuts on a sample board, and finally complete a Christmas ornament that YOU design.
Tuition: $70.00
Tuition Notes: ($60 Class Fee / $10 Materials Fee)

Click Here to Request Information

Make Your Own Custom Wood Pen Blank with: Chris Dabney
All

Sunday, November 28, 11 AM - 1 PM

Tools Required: Dust Mask And Eye Protection
Description: If you're into making pens and want to take them to the next level, take this class and learn how to make custom, unique, one of a kind pen blanks. We'll help you make your own segmented wood pen blank. Once you've learned the techniques there's no telling what your creativity can achieve.
Tuition: $65.00
Tuition Notes: $55.00 Class Fee/$10.00 Material Fee

Click Here to Request Information

Wood Or Acrylic Pen Turning with: Chris Dabney

Sunday, November 28, 2 PM - 5 PM

Tools Required: Dust Mask & Safety Glasses
Description: This pen turning class is designed for either beginners (turning wooden pens), or more experienced turners (turning acrylic pens) with the help of our expert pen turning instructor. We'll choose the pen kit (Wall Street 2), and you choose the blank (wood or acrylic). Either way, you have a nice pen to take home with you.
Tuition: $60.00
Tuition Notes: $60 For Wood Pen / $70 For Acrylic

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Lathe Tool Sharpening with: Chris Vemich
Beginner

Thursday, December 2, 4 PM - 7 PM

Tools Required: Bring Your Own Dust Mask And Eye Protection If You Have Them.
Description: Dull tools prevent you from doing your best work and are dangerous. Let us show you a quick and easy way to sharpen your turning tools using a slow speed grinder and the Wolverine Jig. We'll help you with the steps to setting up the jig and how to get the most out of the jig so you'll be back to your turning project in no time. Just bring your own safety glasses and lathe tools and we will teach you what you need to know to have sharp lathe tools that are a joy to work with.
Tuition: $50.00

Click Here to Request Information

Introduction To The Lathe--Spindle Turning with: Chris Vemich
Beginner

Saturday, December 4, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Tools Required: Bring Your Own Dust Mask And Eye Protection If You Have Them.
Description: As a beginner or someone who needs a refresher course in woodturning, tool control concepts are extremely important. I will show you why those nasty "catches" happen and how to get good, clean cuts with your tools. Once you grasp these basics, it will be much easier to begin making pens, pepper grinders, bowls, boxes, hollow forms, and any other woodturning project. Instruction will include safety, lathe setup, theory of tool control, sharpening tips, and basic cuts that can be made on spindles. You will have practice creating traditional spindle features with five fundamental turning tools, and each student will work on a project to take home.
Tuition: $125.00

Click Here to Request Information

Introduction To Woodburning with: Lynne East-Itkin
All

Sunday, December 5, 1 PM - 4 PM

Description: In this class you will learn the basics of woodburning. The various tools and techniques needed will be discussed, as well as any safety concerns. Either bring your own woodburning tool if you'd like, or one will be provided for you to use.
Tuition: $70.00

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Beginning And Intermediate Intarsia with: Dan Eklund

Wednesday, December 8, 9 AM - 4 PM

Prerequisite: Scroll Saw Proficiency.
Tools Required: Eye & Ear Protection & Dust Mask
Description: Dan has been woodworking for more than 35 years. He studied intarsia, a decorative, semi-3D wood mosaic technique, with Judy Gale Roberts and Jerry Booher. Dan will teach their methodology for the student to complete a beginning or intermediate project. Materials will be provided.
Tuition: $125.00

Click Here to Request Information

Beginning/Intermediate/Advanced Finishing Techniques with: Bob Levey
All

Thursday, December 9, 3 PM - 6 PM

Description: Come meet our finishing expert who is anxious to help you with all your finishing questions. He'll explain the many finishing options you have and why one may work better for your project than another. Information covered will include preparation, choice of wood, different options for coloring wood and different types of finishes. Intermediate techniques include color mixing, matching, rubbing out different sheen levels and some distressing as desired. Advanced information is also available.
Tuition: $60.00

Click Here to Request Information

Beginning Carving with: Jim Preston
All

Saturday, December 11, 9 AM - 1 PM

Tools Required: Tools Will Be Provided For First Class.
Description: Are you looking for a new hobby or do you have some extra time on your hands and want to learn how to whittle away the hours? Come to our beginning carving class and we will teach you everything you need to know to get started in the fun and rewarding world of woodcarving. The basics of carving, the different types of carving, and how to carve safely will be explained and demonstrated. How to choose which carving tool to use for any given project, as well as how to keep them sharp will also be discussed. This is a hands-on class, so bring any carving tools you have, and we will help you learn how to use them safely, or we can help you pick out the best tools to suit your needs.
Tuition: $65.00
Tuition Notes: ($60 Class Fee / $5 Materials Fee)

Click Here to Request Information

Beginning Chip Carving with: Jim Preston
Beginner

Saturday, December 11, 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Tools Required: Tools Will Be Provided For First Class.
Description: Chip Carving is a very old style of carving in which knives are used to remove small chips of the material from a flat surface in a single piece, forming a design. Geometrical as well as freeform designs can be used as ornamentation or decoration of everyday objects like spoons, furniture, boxes and plates. This class is meant for beginners who'd like to explore a new hands-on hobby that can really be fun! We'll cover a little history, discuss best woods for carving, proper knives and their care and sharpening, and means of laying out patterns. Then we'll learn and practice the basic cuts on a sample board, and finally complete a Christmas ornament that YOU design.
Tuition: $70.00
Tuition Notes: ($60 Class Fee / $10 Materials Fee)

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Turn An Ornament Using A Kit with: Sharon Irene
Beginner

Sunday, December 12, 12 PM - 5 PM

Prerequisite: Some Lathe Experience Recommended
Tools Required: Dust Mask And Eye Protection
Description: Come learn to make some simple, yet elegant wooden Christmas ornaments on the lathe using an ornament kit. You will find that this is a fantastic way to use those small pieces of beautiful wood you have been saving. You will be proud to give the ornament you create as a gift or to keep it as treasured family heirlooms!
Tuition: $75.00
Tuition Notes: $65 Class Fee / $10 Materials Fee

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Introduction To The Table Saw with: Joseph Caputo
Beginner

Saturday, December 18, 10 AM - 12 PM

Tools Required: Dust Mask, Eye And Hearing Protection
Description: If you have never used or have little experience with power tools and want to learn, then this class is for you. The Introduction to the Table Saw class will cover safety, tool components, setup and checks, basic cuts including crosscuts, rip cuts, miter cuts, bevel cuts and special setups for specific cuts. Some hands-on time will be available for you to practice. Build your confidence using this work horse of the wood shop. We will be using the SawStop table saw as our tool of choice.
Tuition: $60.00

Click Here to Request Information

Introduction to Using the Router with: Joseph Caputo
Beginner

Saturday, December 18, 1 PM - 3 PM

Tools Required: Dust Mask, Eye And Hearing Protection
Description: If you have a router and want to start using it or are thinking of getting one, this class is for you. We will cover these topics: Why use a router, types of routers, similarities and differences, components, bits, safe operation, router limits, bit speed, size of cut and some router accessories.You will have time to practice installing bits for edge profiling, dado cuts, rabbet cuts and flush cuts.
Tuition: $75.00

Click Here to Request Information

Make Your Own Custom Wood Pen Blank with: Chris Dabney
All

Sunday, December 19, 11 AM - 1 PM

Tools Required: Dust Mask And Eye Protection
Description: If you're into making pens and want to take them to the next level, take this class and learn how to make custom, unique, one of a kind pen blanks. We'll help you make your own segmented wood pen blank. Once you've learned the techniques there's no telling what your creativity can achieve.
Tuition: $65.00
Tuition Notes: $55.00 Class Fee/$10.00 Material Fee

Click Here to Request Information

Wood Or Acrylic Pen Turning with: Chris Dabney

Sunday, December 19, 2 PM - 5 PM

Tools Required: Dust Mask & Safety Glasses
Description: This pen turning class is designed for either beginners (turning wooden pens), or more experienced turners (turning acrylic pens) with the help of our expert pen turning instructor. We'll choose the pen kit (Wall Street 2), and you choose the blank (wood or acrylic). Either way, you have a nice pen to take home with you.
Tuition: $60.00
Tuition Notes: $60 For Wood Pen / $70 For Acrylic

Click Here to Request Information

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