Woodworking 202 – Advanced Basics
You MUST have completed Woodworking 102 – Woodturning Basics prior to taking this class. This class is a continuation of basic woodturning skills beyond spindles and it will include a brief safety reminder. There will be a short discussion regarding the variety of projects that can be accomplished on a wood lathe: utilitarian, decorative and artistic. Turning skills covered in this class will include: resourcing, preserving and preparing wood for turning; options for mounting wood on the lathe; the vast variety of tools, how they are used and sharpened; other materials that can be turned on a wood lathe; sanding and finishing options. Hands-on opportunities will include, but may not be limited to if time permits, starting a hollow form such as a bowl.
Class members are encouraged to bring eye protection (full face shields are ideal. Do not wear any long, loose-fitting clothing, long sleeve shirts, bracelets, rings or low hanging neck chains. A hat would be appropriate if you don’t want to be picking woods chips out of your hair.
There is a minimum of 1 and a maximum of 5 attendees. If the minimum is not met 24 hours before class starts, the class will be canceled and ticket purchases refunded.
Directions- Knox Makers parking and entrance is located around the back of the SPARK building in the fenced in area.
Knox Makers is a place for the Knoxville area’s engineers, artists, hobbyists, innovators, educators and entrepreneurs to work and play. We are a technology and art collective dedicated to the promotion of creativity enabled and informed by science. Our lectures, workshops, and outreach programs inspire and educate both members and the general public. Our workshop provides members with both the space for large projects and the tools to complete them. We are a non-profit educational organization supported by member dues and staffed by volunteers.