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Wood Lathe Badge
January 14 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Embark on learning the centuries old craft of wood turning. 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 not only a satisfying craft but 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 will need to 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 are provided, however, you’re welcome to bring your own as well.
About the Instructor:
“Barry Kane has been a woodworker for more than 50 years. He is skilled at joinery which is displayed prominently in the Craftsman and Prairie-style furniture he has made in the past for his friends and family. He is also skilled at making cabinets and other items out of wood. Most recently he has been turning bowls, vases and lampshades from wood on the lathe.”