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Wood Turning for All with Rudy Lopez

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

Aug 17 - 21 2020
Wood Turning for All with Rudy Lopez

Woodturning is a great hobby and it has a short learning curve, the skills last a lifetime, and you get to make wood chips fly!

Few things are more satisfying than creating something out of wood with your own two hands-that beautiful bowl, useful pen, or one-of-a-kind ornament turned on the lathe instantly becomes a source of pride, a family heirloom, or a favorite gift.

This class is will teach you how to do all of these in a safe, encouraging environment.  If you’ve been turning for a bit and want to add in some new project work, Rudy can help push your skills to a new level.

Each student has their own Jet Midi Lathe and  there is plenty of hands on time to work on a wide range of projects.  These are the main elements of what you’ll learn:

What to know when buying and aligning your first lathe
How to select wood for your projects
Safety practices for dust collection, face shields, and the tool maintenance
Techniques for sharpening and using your turning tools
Basic chucking techniques (don’t worry if you don’t know what this is – we’ll show you)
Turning will be focused on three fundamental  projects that will build your skills step by step:

Spindle/Finial work

Learn how to make sanding cones, and how to make a finial

Ring, Lidded and Finial topped boxes

Turning safety
Methods for sanding and finishing your work

Materials List: Provided in class.
Required books: None


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Contact: 8132233490

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  • Aug 17, 2020 at 09:00 am - 05:00 pm (Mon)
  • Aug 18, 2020 at 09:00 am - 05:00 pm (Tue)
  • Aug 19, 2020 at 09:00 am - 05:00 pm (Wed)
  • Aug 20, 2020 at 09:00 am - 05:00 pm (Thu)
  • Aug 21, 2020 at 09:00 am - 05:00 pm (Fri)
* 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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