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:
Learn how to make sanding cones, and how to make a finial
Ring, Lidded and Finial topped boxes
Methods for sanding and finishing your work
Materials List: Provided in class.
Required books: None