Beginning Wood Lathe Badge


Materials Fee $5

February 5th from 1:00pm – 4:00pm

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

Please Note:
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 is a retired geophysicist and lawyer who over the years was exposed to uncountable innovations. During his free time over the last 35 years, Barry has been working with wood and other materials, creating and building cabinetry and furniture ranging from modern to classical. His favorite and most striking works have been done in the Prairie style.

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