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3-Day Intensive Wood Turning   9am-5pm  |  Price: $380.00 |  Prerequisite: None

February 16, 17, & 18, 2019  – A great way to celebrate Presidents Day – A Great Valentine’s Day Gift

This seminar, with Instructors Andy Kuby and Clint Stevens, is geared toward beginners but is open to the more experienced turners who want to brush up on their skills.  It has something for everyone who is interested in woodturning!  You will have your own lathe to work on for your projects.  You will begin by turning spindles, then work your way up to turning bowls.  Along the way you will learn the proper way to use the spindle and bowl gauges as well as tool selection.  Andy will also discuss the different lathes and tools that are available, safety, sharpening, upkeep of your lathe, wood selection, sanding and finishing.  You will also see how you can make some of your own tools and try out some embellishing tools as time allows.

One Day Wood Turning Seminars

Saturday, January 19, 2019
Spindle Turning $150

A one-day class designed to teach the basics of spindle turning. Students will end the day with a selection of finished bottle-stoppers, small kitchen tools or other spindle projects. The class will cover safety, safety equipment, turning tools and lathes, work holding, design, basic spindle turning, shaping
on the lathe, and finishing. Spindle projects can include pizza cutters, screwdrivers, ornaments, candle-holders, tool handles etc. Woodturning tools will include traditional gouges as well as the newer carbide
tipped tools.

9 AM to 5 PM with a one-hour break for lunch
Tools and wood stock provided.

No prior experience necessary

Sunday November 11. 2018
Learn to Turn a Bowl $150

A one-day class designed to teach the basics of cross-grain woodturning. Students end the day with a finished bowl turned from dry wood. The class will cover safety, safety equipment, turning tools and lathes, work holding, design, basic cross-grain turning, shaping on the lathe, hollowing, reverse chucking and finishing. Woodturning tools will include traditional gouges as well as newer carbide tipped tools.All turning will be done on mini-lathes.

9 AM to 5 PM with a one-hour break for lunch
Tools and wood bowl blank provided
No prior experience necessary

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Basics of Segmented Wood Turning

Saturday, March 23 and 30, 2019

Price: $275

Prerequisites

Completion of wood turning 122 or equivalent understanding of bowl turning is required.

Completion of woodworking 103 or equivalent knowledge of use of power tools including a table saw.

If you have successfully turned bowls from a solid wood blank and are looking to try a more advanced technique, consider segmenting.   This class will cover the entire process for designing, building, and turning a segmented bowl.  The class will begin with a discussion on the design process and basic math that is needed to layout a project.  You will then learn about the jigs that are used to accurately cut segments and learn how you can easily build your own.  By the end of the class, you will complete a segmented bowl and gain the knowledge required to turn the next one on your own.  As time permits, a few advanced techniques will also be introduced

9 AM to 5 PM with a one-hour break for lunch

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Write On! Pen Turning Workshop

Sunday April 7, 2019

Price: $175

Students will learn what materials and equipment is required to begin turning pens and mandrel projects on their own, what to look for in a project kit, how to prepare the wood for turning, basic turning skills, finishing the wood and assembling the finished project. Tools and materials provided. Two pens and one key chain pill box project will be completed. Essentials of safety will be emphasized.
Prerequisite: None

9 AM to 4 PM with a one-hour break for lunch

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Twisted Turnings, Multi-axis turning

Sunday May 19, 2019

Price: $175

Turning with a twist, using the magic of multi-axis turning to create seemingly impossible to turn shapes. This is lathe work on a whole new level.  We’ll make boxes and goblets, napkin rings, tea-light and ? Students will expand their turning skill set to include multi-axis turning. Skills include safely holding work with multi-axis, visualizing the end result, turning with interrupted cuts. The possibilities are endless. Essentials of safety will be emphasized.

Prerequisite: Beginning Turning or equivalent.

9 AM to 4 PM with a one-hour break for lunch

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