Turning a Table Lamp with Willard Lerums August 6 - 7, 2022

about this workshop

Every woodworking book and high school shop class has a lamp project, but how many of those go through a hands-on step-by-step process that reinforces proper turning techniques, chucking methods, drilling on the lathe, and much more? In this class students will first turn their spindle, or long grain, piece that will attach to their base. This will be drilled approximately 15” for wires to be passed through. Subsequently, students will be introduced to two chucking methods in order to turn their face grain base piece. Students will join these parts together with a proper fitting mortise and tenon. There will be a discussion on the techniques for replication and finishing. By the end of the weekend students will have assembled and finished a functioning turning project.

Unique Instructor Willard Lerums

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$390 tuition + $50 materials

Key Points:
*Shaping, sharpening, and honing turning tools
*Turning spindles between centers
*Long grain and face grain turning techniques and tools
*Methods of mounting face grain material using a chuck
*Fitting tolerances on the lathe
*Finishing techniques on and off the lathe

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.

Turning a Table Lamp with Willard Lerums August 6 - 7, 2022


Availability: Open

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