Event notice: Introduction To Wood Turning (WT-101) (2019 Dec 26 - 04:00 PM)

Time: Dec 26 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Instructor: John Nicholas
Register: http://makeict.wildapricot.org/event-3665553
Price: MakeICT Members - $0.00
Price: Non-Members - $5.00
Required Authorizations: Woodshop

A Brief History of Turning. This Class will cover Lathe Parts, uses and misuses, Gouge Types and uses and limitations, brief look at various ways of mounting simple, straightforward work pieces. This course will also cover workshop safety, lathe safety and the use of Personal Protective Equipment.

Then the class will move to the lathe, in the woodshop, and learn how to use a Spindle Roughing Gouge and a Spindle Gouge. This is a hands on with mounting a piece of wood on the lathe including marking centers, mounting the spindle blank, roughing square stock to round. Then marking out the blank. Finally, begin to turn beads and coves.

There is no charge for either these classes. An Instructor provided Handbook is available and recommended for $20.00 Class members are encouraged to bring a short piece (12 inches or longer) of 2x4. Wear comfortable fitting clothes, comfortable shoes, enclosed toes are recommended, You may wish to wear a smock type top with a turtle type neck and no open pockets or flap pockets.

Class size is limited to 4, since we have very limited lathe availability.

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This is a wonderful class. John, the instructor, is knowledgeable, generous, and patient. It’s all good!