You will work with me to design and create your very own Hawaiian wood pen or hair brush. It will be yours to keep at the end of the class. I will first give you a basic overview of common tools used in woodworking (lathe, drill press, router, sander, etc) as well as basic safety information. We will then discuss some of the many Hawaiian woods we will be using as well as the design of your piece. We will work together on each stage of creation. Depending on the complexity of a stage, I will either give detailed instruction or a demonstration and will then supervise your work on your piece. At the end of the class, I will answer any questions and can provide further guidance on woodworking.
Cristi And Ben
I have been a professional woodworker for over 10 years and have designed pieces for president's and some of the biggest names on Wall Street. I specialize in custom turned pens, carving sets, and bowls. Native Hawaiian woods are my passion. You never know exactly how a piece will look until it is complete.
All equipment and materials.
We will conduct the class at my workshop at our house in Kaneohe, nestled under the spectacular Ko'olau mountains.
Guests should have some basic experience with hand and power tools. Guests should be able to see clearly and hold a 1 pound tool.