Wood Lathe Badge
August 20 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Embark on learning the centuries-old craft of woodturning. Initially, a craft born out of necessity, using a lathe has gained tremendous popularity as a hobby over the last 50 years. Develop an understanding of how to safely operate a lathe while building wood grain knowledge in this beginner-friendly workshop. This is a satisfying craft and one where you can create things you’ll actually use!
What you’ll learn:
- Parts of the lathe
- Lathe tools (including how to keep them sharp)
- Mounting of the wood stock
- Lathe speeds for different size stock
- Hand & tool positioning
- Wood grain considerations
Workshop attendees must be properly outfitted to attend this course. This includes closed-toed shoes, no loose clothing or accessories, and hair tied back.
Safety equipment, including protective glasses and hearing protection, is provided; however, you can bring your own.
About the Instructor:
Kurt Miller has been a professional wood worker for 35 years and has a high amount of experience in wood turning. From spindle work making candle sticks to high end furniture. His lathe work includes small kitchen bowls to covered urns as well as complicated art pieces. Kurt is highly capable of getting you to the point of turning out what you want.
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