This six evening class is designed for the beginning (or frustrated) woodturner and features extensive hands-on practice each night. Woodturning is a skill that requires some basic instruction and lots of practice. Students are turning on their own lathe most of each night of the class. Class starts with basic spindle and includes a few simple projects like a mallet and spinning tops. We then move on to face plate turning which includes some cherry and mahogany bowls and plates. Along the way we spend time learning about tool sharpening and general information about lathes, tools, chucks and various jigs used in woodturning. This is a great way to safely get into woodturning and gives you a good foundation for other more advanced turning classes and projects. Corey Anderson is the past president of the Central Connecticut Woodturners Guild. Tuition: $295.00 plus materials ($49.00)
Section 011117B: Wednesday evenings, January 11 - February 15, 6:00pm 9:30pm
The projects are a Garden Dibbler (whatever that is!...), a Tool Handle for a Reversible Screwdriver or a Toy Top, a Lidded Box and a Pepper Mill. There will also be a review of tools used in turning, tool sharpening, sanding and finishing on the lathe. Safety is always important and will be emphasized throughout the course. Students will gain valuable experience and make some great projects which will help build confidence to continue the quest to master the art of woodturning. Sign up today. Space is limited. Tuition: $ 295.00 plus materials.
Section 020717B: Tuesday evenings, February 7 - March 14, 6:00pm- 9:30pm
Many people have asked for a beginning turning class to be offered in a weekend format. This class will cover much of the same material as the six-night class but because of time constraints we will not be able to cover as much material in as much depth. The class will cover spindle turning, bowl turning and basic lathe use, safety and sharpening. Students will have the opportunity to make a number of spindle and faceplate projects during the weekend including a mallet, a bowl and a small plate or platter. This is a great introduction to the fascinating craft of woodturning. Tuition: $275.00 (plus materials: $32.00)
Section 012117B: Saturday & Sunday, January 21 & 22, 9:30am - 5:00pm
Section 031817B: Saturday & Sunday, March 18 & 19, 9:30am - 5:00pm