Basic Woodturning
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Basic Woodturning

Basic Woodturning

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MakeIt Labs

25 Crown St

Nashua, NH

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This class covers the fundamentals of wood turning:

  • Parts and functions of a wood lathe
  • Setting up the lathe for spindle turning
  • Turning speeds
  • Wood turning tools - gouges, chisels, scrapers, and specialty tools
  • Safety
  • Basic techniques - coves, beads, flats, fillets, ogees, etc.

Centered on spindle turning, or “turning between centers”, each class member will have a chance to mount stock in the lathe, rough out a cylinder, and cut basic shapes.

There are no material costs for this class - we will be turning wood scraps, and not really making any finished products.

Please meet in the wood shop area by class start time.

The class is limited to 6 total students to allow hands-on time for everyone.

Important Notes

  1. Wear a short sleeve shirt. No ties, necklaces, or other dangly things that could get caught in a spinning lathe.
  2. This class is mandatory for later use of the wood lathe - it is not covered in the basic wood shop orientation.
  3. This is the pre-requisite for the Advanced Wood Turning classes.

About the Instructor

Matt (mathew.marulla@makeitlabs.com) is a Systems Engineer and Astronomer by trade, but has been doing woodworking of various kinds for about 30 years.

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