Mastering the Skew Chisel with Alan Lacer July 18 - 22, 2022

about this workshop

The skew chisel is the MOST challenging tool for woodturning. Many a turner avoids the use of the skew due to its ability to quickly spoil your work if presented wrongly. In this exceptional class Alan will challenge you to only use one type of tool all week: the skew chisel. After learning to produce “scary sharp” edges, Alan will take you through at least ten different cuts with this versatile tool. Following that, the class will begin to make a variety of items that reinforce the different cuts. These projects will include the making of at least six of the following: tool handle, spinning top, stick-type ink pen, door stop, short table leg, off-center leg and finials. This workshop sold out fast last year and will undoubtedly fill up quickly again this year, so make sure to sign up early.

Unique Instructor Alan Lacer

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$895 tuition + $40 materials

Key Points:
*Comparing various grinds or profiles
*Producing exceptionally sharp edges
*Preparing the lathe for skew work
*Reducing or eliminating any fear of the skew
*Ten different cuts with the skew
*Making a variety of projects
*Working thin diameter pieces with the skew
*Solving problems with dig-ins and runbacks
*Turning difficult woods with grains prone to chipping

Workshop Days: Monday to Friday
Instruction Time: 8:00am – 6:00pm (EST)
Note: During the work week, the shop remains open after 6:00 p.m. for handwork, design, research, catch-up work and socializing.



Mastering the Skew Chisel with Alan Lacer July 18 - 22, 2022


Availability: Open

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We have taken HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of photos over the years of our students, instructors, and staff — during classes, after classes, and at various gatherings. Throughout this brochure and on our website, you will see many photos that were taken prior to the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. Images of people without masks or not practicing social distancing were taken before the pandemic and before the safety practices were implemented. Please rest assured, we follow all of the safety precautions and guidelines mandated by our local and state health officials. Community means everything to us —we aim to provide a safe environment for all who teach and learn at MASW. If you have any questions or concerns regarding our practices, or would like more detailed information about the school’s health and safety guidelines, please do not hesitate to call or email us!