Class will cover basic lathe operation, safety, proper use of a core set of lathe tools, tool sharpening, how to prepare wood for turning, mounting techniques, and finishing. This is a hands on class where students will complete a spindle project (wooden carving mallet, stirring spurtle, or garden dibble - student's choice) during the morning and a small bowl in the afternoon, both of which they'll take home. For students interested in acquiring their own lathe or tools, the instructor will provide a catalog and review lathe options and tips on how to acquire equipment and tools at reduced costs.
Students are welcome to bring any personal woodturning tools they have and the instructor will review them with the student on proper use and if necessary show them how to sharpen.
13 years and up welcome!
Youth as young as 10 may be permitted but only after instructor has talked to a parent.
Please note class takes place at Larry Miller's shop:
4621 John Luhr Rd Ne
Olympia, WA 98516
Instructor: Larry Miller
Capacity Remaining: 5
Schedule Details: Saturday, Oct 10, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm - later if necessary to finish projects.
Dates: 10/10/2020 - 10/10/2020
Times: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Building: Larry Miller's Shop
Schedule Details: Saturday, November 14, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm - later if necessary to finish projects.
Dates: 11/14/2020 - 11/14/2020
Schedule Details: Saturday, December 12 8:30 am - 4:30 pm - later if necessary to finish projects.
Dates: 12/12/2020 - 12/12/2020
Message phone: (360) 350-0187
120 State Avenue NE, #298
Olympia, WA 98501
Facility Physical Address (no mail please):
610 4th Ave E.
Olympia, WA 98501
Our current open office hours are Mondays and Thursdays, 10-2 pm. Since we have very limited staff, we recommend calling the facility before coming to be sure we are there. We are closed on major holidays.
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