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Introduction To Woodturning with Beth Ireland

Sep 24, 2018 - Sep 27, 2018 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Introduction to WoodTurning

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: Provided in class.

Required books: None


Tuition: $650 per person
Studio & Materials Fee: $40
One Time Registration Fee:  $45

What’s Next: Fundamentals in Turning II



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