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Intro To Wood Turning | Beth Ireland | PM class

Oct 8, 2018 - Oct 12, 2018 | 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Introduction to Woodturning

This evening class taught by Beth Ireland is an introduction to the art of woodturning.

This class will benefit furniture makers, artists, sculptors and wood lovers. Whether you are a beginner, or even if you have been turning for a while this class will provide a safe atmosphere to develop and improve your wood turning skills.  You will have your own lathe and plenty of hands on time to work on a wide range of projects.  You will focus on three areas of wood turning – Spindle (handles, wine stoppers, rolling pins), Face work (bowls, platters, plates), and Endgrain (bowls, boxes, goblets).


In this hands-on class, you will learn about:

  • wood selection,
  • tool sharpening,
  • chucking techniques
  • techniques of spindle, end grain and faceplate turning
  • detailed methods for  sanding and finishing your projects

You will also get to make some great tools, small vessels and a bowl.

There will be an sessions on sharpening, proper tool use, woodturning safety and machinery maintenance.

You won’t need any tools for this class.  We want you to become familiar with them before you go out and buy anything.  If you already have some, bring them with you.  We’ll help you make sure you get the most out of them.

The class will start at 5:30 and will go 9pm, so you may want to bring an evening snack to keep you going.  There are bathrooms if you need to change from work clothes.


Tuition: $325 per person
Studio & Materials Fee: None
One time Registration Fee:  $45 if this is your first time registering.



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