Event Phone: 276.236.3500
- May Dry Bowl Woodturning with Morris Schlesinger
May 2, 2020
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
- Intro to Wood Turning This class is a great introduction to the world of turning, a skill that can be incorporated into furniture building or general woodworking projects as well as to produce turned objects such as spindles, bowls, pens, and round boxes. Whether you have a lathe at home and want to learn how to use it, or you plan to come to CCSA’s Woodworking Studio to make projects there, this class is for you! In this class you will learn the ins and outs of turning wood. Starting with an introduction to the lathe you will learn how to turn several basic shapes. This class covers basic safety, machine components, tools, and basic operation of the tools and equipment while making different shapes of wood. Students will then learn how to sharpen the blades and begin making spindles, ornaments, and bowls. Students are required to provide their own ANSI certified face shields which can be purchased locally at Lowe’s Hardware or Tractor Supply. They can also be purchased online. For safety purposes students should wear close toed shoes and refrain from any loose clothing or dangling jewelry. Any long hair should be tied back. The materials fee includes wood for turning spindles and blanks for bowls. Extra blanks may be purchased at class time.
Dry Bowl Woodturning
Instructor: Morris Schlesinger
Date: Saturday, May 2, 2020
Time: 1:00 – 5:00 pm
Class Fee: $81.00 including materials
Age: 18+, Skill Level: Intermediate, must have prior woodturning experience
Students will take a dried, rough bowl and turn to finish using different techniques and tools. Lathe speed and tool control will be a focus as students learn which tools to use while shaping a bowl on the wood lathe. Students will sand the bowl to a fine finish and remove the bowl foot. Experience is required to attend this class. Students must provide and wear their own ANSI safety shield for this class. A tour of a working wood turning shop is included.
Venue: Woodworking Studio