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.