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  • Introduction to the Wood Lathe

  • Introduction to the Wood Lathe

  • intro wood lathe class

  • Introduction to the Wood Lathe

  • intro wood lathe class

  • intro wood lathe class

  • intro wood lathe class

About the Course

Explore turning techniques on the Nova wood lathe, including roughing, shaping beads and coves, drilling, and finishing. Practice safe setup and operation of the wood lathe, and proper use of a variety of turning tools. Walk away with a candlestick holder or spinning top, and gain certification for unsupervised access to the wood lathe.
Machine/tool access: Wood Lathe
 
  1. Each member will be given two turning blanks, one 15” 8/4 poplar blank and one 10” 8/4 blank of choice wood.
  2. Instructors will review the tools covered in class, including the roughing gouge, spindle or detail gouge, the parting tool, skew, scraper, and lathe itself.
  3. After reviewing the safety of the machine, instructors will review the lathe parts and setup, and demonstrate how to set up the first blank and rough out a cylinder.
  4. From there, the instructor will show examples of beads and coves, demonstrate how to use the scraper and spindle gouge, and finish up by showing safe sanding techniques.
  5. For the last part of the class, members will get to turn in their own candlestick holder of their design, and upon completion be granted access to the wood lathe.

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North Philly

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South Philly

  • Feb 20th @ 4:30pm - 7:30pm

Wilmington

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Prerequisites

This class has several prerequisites associated with it. Before signing up, please ensure that by the time the class occurs, you will have already completed the following classes:

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Let us know your prefered dates and times, and we’ll work with you to put something on the calendar. Please note we need at least 48 hours notice to schedule classes.