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Introduction To Wood Turning with Rudy Lopez

June 18 - June 22 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Woodturning is a great hobby and it has a short learning curve, the skills last a lifetime, and you get to make wood chips fly!  Few things are more satisfying than creating something out of wood with your own two hands-that beautiful bowl, useful pen, or one-of-a-kind ornament turned on the lathe instantly becomes a source of pride, a family heirloom, or a favorite gift.

This class is will teach you how to do all of these in a safe, encouraging environment.   Each student has their own Jet Midi Lathe and  there is plenty of hands on time to work on a wide range of projects.  These are the main elements of what you’ll learn:

  • What to know when buying and aligning your first lathe
  • How to select wood for your projects
  • Safety practices for dust collection, face shields, and the tool maintainace
  • Techniques for sharpening and using your turning tools
  • Basic chucking techniques (don’t worry if you dont know what this is – we’ll show you)
  • Turning will be focused on three fundamental techniques – Spindle (handles, wine stoppers, rolling pins), Face work (bowls, platters, plates), and Endgrain (bowls, boxes, goblets).
  • Turning safety
  • Methods for sanding and finishing your work
Materials & Books
Materials List: Provided in class.
 
Required books: None

Fees:
Tuition: $650 per person
 
Studio & Materials Fee: $40
 
Non-Refundable Registration Fee:  $45 if this is your first time registering.

What’s Next: Fundamentals in Turning II

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