Nevada Gourd Society
Basic Woodturning 101
Friday, September 14
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
This class is a great opportunity for you to try your hand at basic woodturning skills, first by demonstration, then by hands on. After the class, you will have your very own beautifully hand crafted pen. The demo portion will show how to prepare your pen blanks, pen making terminology and cover lathe safety. Then I will demonstrate turning a pen, and the steps to finish it and assemble it. Because of the limited number of lathes that I have at my disposal, we will then take turns working one on one with me to turn and assemble your own pen. Please note that the pen blanks will already have a certain amount of preparation done to them before you start - again this is due to the limited number of lathes available.
The instructor will provide the pen kits and pen blanks. There will be a number of different woods available, as well as several different finishes for the pens. There will be a handout showing procedures and resources available.
What you are required to bring
Each student is required to bring the following items to class:
Safety glasses (or regular eye glasses) and a dust mask are required.
If you have a smock or apron that will protect your clothes from dust, you should bring that also.
NO GLOVES WILL BE ALLOWED - This is a safety factor.
About the instructor
Andrew has been woodturning for several years. After encouraging his wife to take a basic pen turning class, she now enjoys woodturning as well. He mostly creates bowls and other larger work, but he still enjoys going back to his roots to custom pen orders.
Questions about this class?
Contact Andrew at [email protected] or 775-391-0241