Would you like to try your hand at woodturning, the most zen activity in woodworking? Would you like to learn how to make your own bowls, candleholders, table legs and thousands of other objects?
That’s what this course is for. Over the course of 5 sessions, we will teach you to become autonomous on the wood lathe.
Under the supervision of Diana, cabinetmaker and workshop manager at Les Affûtés, you’ll get to practice the following:
Day 1: Lathe physics and safety, the different gouges, the different types of wood, first tests.
Day 2: Sharpening, turning between points, making a mallet
Day 3: Turning on platform, physics, specific gouge, safe operation
Day 4: Turning a bowl
Day 5: Finishing, sanding and oiling of the creations
Skills required: none, except curiosity! But beware, this activity is known to be highly addictive…
The cost includes all materials.
The sessions will take place on the same days at the same times, for 5 consecutive weeks.
In addition to the 5 sessions, the Wood Lathe Course gives you free access to 6 hours of workshop time, to advance your project between sessions.
The sessions of the course starting on September 7th will take place on Wednesday, September 7th, 14th, 21th, 28th and October 5th – from 6 to 9 pm.
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