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Introduction To Turning Wood on a Lathe

Presented by Florida School of Woodwork at Florida School of Woodwork, Tampa FL

Jul 11 - 12 2020
Introduction To Turning Wood on a Lathe

A hands on course, anyone can take, in learning to turn on the wood lathe. Learn to make spindles, platters, bowls and become confident turning anything.

Introduction To Turning Wood on a Lathe
A wonderful opportunity to learn to turn on a lathe with a great instructor in comfortably paced class. Open to new turners, as well as those of all skill levels who would like to break bad turning habits and fortify their skill base.

Taught by renowned turner Peggy Schmid  you will build a strong foundation of techniques for spindle, end grain, and faceplate turning. Starting with the essentials of sharpening, Peggy will show you how to work safely and effectively with standard turning tools such as spindle and bowl gouges, scrapers, and parting tools.

This is a hands on class.  Every student has their own brand new lathe (Jet Midi 1220) with a set of gouges.   Beginning with spindle turning and progress through a series of exercises to learn sizing, fitting, and bowl turning. Instruction covers everything from wood selection to finishing, as students create a series of projects.

This class is  perfect for the beginner who is curious about learning how to use the lathe; and is also very good for those who have been turning for a bit and want to add finesse and more technique to their skill base.

Some of the things you will learn about include how to:

Set up your lathe
Mount wood on to the chuck
Sharpen and use gouges
Make spindles
Make bowls
How to apply finishes


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  • Jul 11, 2020 at 09:00 am - 04:00 pm (Sat)
  • Jul 12, 2020 at 09:00 am - 04:00 pm (Sun)
* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


Florida School of Woodwork

1609 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

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