Woodturning Basics with Willard Lerums June 20 - 24, 2022

about this workshop

Whether looking to develop a turning foundation or further hone your skills, this class will be a boot camp in basics and proper technique. Students will be introduced to the lathe and all the associated tooling, shaping and sharpening to the proper grind, and the proper movements to produce the most perfect beads and coves. And that’s only Monday. Through demo and hands-on assistance students will be walked through several spindle, or long grain, projects. Once understanding the grain direction, students will learn how to hollow end grain and produce several end grain projects. Finally, students will be introduced to the wonderful world of face grain bowl turning. By Friday, students will have the proper tools, skills, and knowledge to produce endless possibilities at the lathe.

Unique Instructor Willard Lerums

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$895 tuition + $45 materials

Key Points:
*Lathe safety and orientation
*How to shape and sharpen turning tools
*Proper long-grain and face-grain turning techniques
*The safest ways to mount and secure wood to the lathe
*Finishing techniques on and off the lathe
*Determining the best lathe, grinder and tools to purchase for your needs

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.



Woodturning Basics with Willard Lerums June 20 - 24, 2022


Availability: Open

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