Turning Classes

Looking to learn the art of turning wood? How about taking one of the classes below where you will learn the many things you can accomplish with a wood lathe and turning tools. Wood turning can be a fun time for you seeing a rough chunk of wood turn into a pen or bowl in a matter of hours.

Pen Turning

Did you ever think you can make a wooden pen? Well in this class you will be turning a piece of wood into a beautiful pen all within 2 hours. We will go over the parts to the lathe, tooling, components that make up a wooden pen, and actually make a wooden pen! Once complete, you'll never look back at using a regular pen from the store. You can say you are writing with a one of a kind pen you made.

 

Key Points

  • Learning how to use the lathe properly

  • See the different components that make up a wooden pen

  • Discuss how to finish wood turnings effectively

Class Size: 2 Students (1 session class)

Dates:

  • November 29th Monday @ 6:30 - 8:30pm

  • December 22nd Wednesday @ 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Price: $80 + $10 materials fee

         

        

NOTE: The pen you will be making isn't represented by the picture below. It will be thee same style but not the same wood.

Tools Required:

  1. Paper/pencil and notebook (for note taking if you wish)

  2. Safety glasses, ear protection, dust mask

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Wine Bottle Stopper

Do you have a favorite wine to drink but only put the original cork back in the bottle? What if you had a one of a kind wine bottle stopper that you made to keep your wine fresh? In this class we will go step by step on how to turn a wine bottle stopper using the lathe. You will get a chance to use some really unique woods to create the stopper by turning it on the lathe using roughing & spindle gouges, skew chisels, and parting tools.

 

Key Points

  • Learning how to use the lathe properly

  • Discussing the different tools used to shape a wine bottle stopper

  • Discuss how to finish wood turnings effectively

Class Size: 2 Students (1 session class)

Dates:

  • November 23rd Tuesday @ 6:30pm - 8:30pm

  • December 15th Wednesday @ 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Price: $80 + $10 materials fee

         

        

Tools Required:

  1. Paper/pencil and notebook (for note taking if you wish)

  2. Safety glasses, ear protection, dust mask

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Bowl Turning

Create a simple bowl in a matter of hours on the lathe in which you can take home to use for your next get together. This is a real fun class to take as there is quite a bit of shavings made and to see a big chunk of wood turn into a beautiful bowl is quite satisfiying. We will go over some safety points, tooling used, how to prepare a bowl blank, and go step by step to making a wooden bowl.

Key Points

  • Learning how to use the lathe properly

  • Discussing the different tools used to shape a wooden bowl

  • Discuss how to finish wood turnings effectively

Class Size: 2 Students (1 session class)

Dates:

  • November 5th Friday @ 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  • December 16th Thursday @ 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Price: $240 + $25 materials fee

          

        

Tools Required:

  1. Paper/pencil and notebook (for note taking if you wish)

  2. Safety glasses, ear protection, dust mask

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Ice Cream Scoop

In this class you will be turning the handle for a one of a kind ice cream scoop that any ice cream lover would enjoy. You will have free control over the shape of the handle as the scoop is epoxied on one end and the cap on the other end. All you have to do is turn up to the bushing and put a coat of finish on it while on the lathe. 

Key Points

  • Learning how to use the lathe properly

  • Discussing the different techniques to make roundovers and coves on your work

  • Discuss how to finish wood turnings effectively

Class Size: 2 Students (1 session class)

Dates:

  • December 17th Friday @ 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Price: $80 + $13 materials fee

        

Tools Required:

  1. Paper/pencil and notebook (for note taking if you wish)

  2. Safety glasses, ear protection, dust mask

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Pizza Cutter

Cut your pizza with style using this handmade pizza cutter you turned on the lathe. In just 2 hours you can turn a elegant looking pizza cutter that will be used every time pizza is served. It features a stainless steel cutter, chrome components, and 2kt gold plated washers for a beaded appearance. And to clean the cutter, simply unscrew the wooden handle and wash the cutter in the sink.

Key Points

  • Learning how to use the lathe properly

  • Learn how to turn between centers

  • Discuss how to finish wood turnings effectively

Class Size: 2 Students (1 session class)

Date:

  • December 3rd Friday @ 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Price: $80 + $19 materials fee

        

Tools Required:

  1. Paper/pencil and notebook (for note taking if you wish)

  2. Safety glasses, ear protection, dust mask

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