Intro to Wood Lathe w/ David
10/07/2023 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM CT
This is a beginner level class that covers the basic use of lathe tools and best practices with the lathe itself. During the three hours we will cover the elements of spindle turning and introduce some concepts of bowl turning through hands-on practice. These are two of the basic types of turning. The attendees will work on both spindles and bowls but due to the time allotted we will not create both items from start to finish. We will create a small project from start to finish that you may take home. If time permits, and there is interest, we can discuss specialized turning projects such as making pens, creating handles, and segmented turning.
Concepts Covered in Class
Parts of the Lathe
Lathe Tools - Traditional and Carbide
Mounting and Securing Turned Pieces
Attendees must wear comfortable, closed toe shoes and wear clothing that you do not mind getting covered in wood shavings. Loose clothing with strings or long jewelery is not recommended. If you have long hair it must be tied back. A face shield will be provided but please bring eye protection. A dust mask is optional but not provided.