Making Woodturning Tools & Accessories with Alan Lacer October 22 - 23, 2022

about this workshop

In this hands-on class Alan will take students through the process of making several shop-made woodturning tools and accessories. Specific projects will include making at least four of the following: awl, two variations of hook tools, interchangeable tool handle, thin-kerf parting tool and chatter tool. Alan will demonstrate both hot and cold working methods of tool making, specifics of steel selection and heat-treating methods. In addition, he will demonstrate the making of two shop-made reverse chucking jigs for doing the bottoms of bowls. The underlying theme is that using only a lathe and drill press, a woodturner can create a variety of metal working projects.

Unique Instructor Alan Lacer

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$390 tuition + $50 materials

Key Points:
*Making simple tools as a woodturner
*Choosing the proper metals for specific tools
*Basics of heat-treating high-carbon steel
*Making at least four different tools
*Information and demonstration for making two bowl/vessel reverse chucking jigs

Workshop Days: Saturday & Sunday
Instruction Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm (EST)
Note: During the work week, the shop remains open after 6:00 p.m. for handwork, design, research, catch-up work and socializing.

Making Woodturning Tools & Accessories with Alan Lacer October 22 - 23, 2022


Availability: Open

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