Introduction to Woodturning (Lathe)
This course will be delivered alongside a woodworking II course. Each turning course will consist of two students for two nights with one dedicated turning instructor. Students will share time on the shop's lathe.
Students may be asked to attend an online session in advance of class in order to understand some basics prior to spending time in the shop.
This course will introduce participants to the basics of the ancient art and craft of woodturning. You will learn what equipment is required to turn wood objects such as spindles, bowls, and a variety of other items. We will discuss the function of the woodturning lathe and various tools such as gouges, skews, and scrapers. This is a hands-on class. Tools and supplies provided to complete a simple mallet and bowl. Safety Card not required for this course.
Session 2 Fall 2023, Tue Sep 19, 2023 - Tue Sep 26, 2023, 2 classes ($100 + $40 materials)
Class dates: Tue Sep 19, 2023 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM | Tue Sep 26, 2023 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Session 3 Fall 2023, Tue Oct 3, 2023 - Tue Oct 10, 2023, 2 classes ($100 + $40 materials)
Class dates: Tue Oct 3, 2023 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM | Tue Oct 10, 2023 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Session 4 Fall 2023, Tue Oct 17, 2023 - Tue Oct 24, 2023, 2 classes ($100 + $40 materials)
Class dates: Tue Oct 17, 2023 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM | Tue Oct 24, 2023 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Dovetail Box
Once a utilitarian joint, the dovetail is now thought to be the mark of the true craftsman. Praised for its beauty and exactness, the dovetail still remains one of the strongest structural joints in woodworking. This course will use the most straightforward woodworking project (a box) to teach the exacting skill of hand cutting through dovetails. We will cover marking out, hand-sawing, chiselling and fitting. We will discuss the controversy of the pins first vs. tails first crowd and pin sizing. We will also cover some power tool methods of working dovetails.
Students should wear workshop appropriate clothing and shoes and may bring their own PPE. Materials will be supplied ($40 materials cost). Safety card not required.
Fall 2023, Tue Oct 3, 2023 - Tue Oct 24, 2023, 4 classes ($120 + $40 materials)
Class dates: Tue Oct 3, 2023 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Tue Oct 10, 2023 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Tue Oct 17, 2023 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Tue Oct 24, 2023 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wood shop safety orientation
For experienced woodworkers who would like to use the wood shop on a drop-in basis. This one time class will acquaint you with the safety procedures of the wood shop and the safety concerns with each major piece of equipment. The Safety Card will be given upon completion of this course.
Before attending class, please take this quiz to help us understand what your current experience is. (Your score doesn't matter)
September 2023, Fri Sep 29, 2023 - Fri Sep 29, 2023, 1 classes ($50)
Class dates: Fri Sep 29, 2023 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM