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    Two-and-a-half days of spindle and two-and-a-half days of bowl turning

    Instructor: Ernie Conover 

    Prerequisites: None

    Max Enrollment: 3

    Price: $900 (includes all instruction time, materials) Students supply their own lunch. A deposit of $200 is required to secure a                                             spot in this class with the balance due two weeks prior to the course beginning.

    Dates Offered: Monday-Friday, June 7-11, 2021 from 8:30am-4:30pm

    This course represents the best value for anyone wanting to learn to turn, or simply turn better. No prior turning experience is necessary and the leisurely five-day format allows you to build sound techniques through constant coaching.

    You will take home some useful objects which include bowls, salad tongs, a tray, a rolling pin and various furniture components. Most importantly you will take away the knowledge to produce most any turning.

    Things covered in Woodturning Tools & Techniques are:
    •     Lathe operation, selection and tuning.
    •     Sharpening and conditioning of all your turning tools.
    •     Spindle tuning of common objects ranging from knobs to table and chair legs.
    •     Wood selection, preparation and the use of green wood to turn bowls.
    •     Turning of bowls from green and seasoned wood.
    •     Faceplate turning of flat surfaces such as tea tables through the making of a serving tray.
    •     Chucking methods from shop built to commercial chucks

    You will do a great deal of turning in this week, always under the watchful eyes of Ernie. You have time to really practice newly learned skills thereby having them become habit. You leave with some nice projects to wow the folks at home, but most importantly you will be able to tackle furniture parts and to turn bowls that will please all. 

    If you do not own tools we have several rental sets which can be reserved during the enrollment process.

    Please note our cancellation policy: Thirty days or more prior to the start date, your deposit/fee is 50% refundable. If you cancel less than thirty days from the course beginning, the deposit/fee is non-refundable. To cancel email, write or telephone and leave a message on our answering machine. If for any reason we cancel a course, your entire payment will be refunded promptly.

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