Build a solid foundation of Woodturning skills, in six evenings
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Course Fee: $550
Instructor: Corey Anderson
Class Description: This six Evening class is designed for the beginning (or frustrated) woodturner and features extensive hands-on practice each night. Woodturning is a skill that requires some basic instruction and lots of practice. Students are turning on their own lathe most of each night of the class. Class starts with basic spindle skills and includes a few simple projects like a mallet and spinning tops. We then move on to faceplate turning which includes Walnut, Cherry, and Maple bowls and plates. Along the way we spend time learning about tool sharpening and general information about lathes, tools, chucks and various jigs used in woodturning. This is a great way to safely get into woodturning and gives you a good foundation for other more advanced turning classes and projects. Corey Anderson is a woodturner with 23 years of woodturning experience with 14 years teaching experience in woodturning. He is also a member of the Flatland Woodturners.
For people with time constraints, please check out our Basic Woodturning class, which explores much of the same material, but not at the same depth, over the course of a single weekend.
- The essential elements of the Lathe
- The Two types of turning
- The Three essential elements of turning
- Mounting wood between centers
- The Four essential tools for Spindle turning
- Spindle Roughing Gouge
- Skew Gouge
- Spindle Gouge
- Parting Tool Gouge
- Sanding and finishing on the Lathe
- Sharpening Lathe tools by hand and with fixtures and Jigs
- Mounting wood on the Lathe with a Faceplate
- The Two essential tools for Faceplate turning
- Bowl Gouge
Class Size: 3 – 6 students
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