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This class, in addition to Green Orientation (GO), is required in order to use the lathes without supervision.
Woodturning is a fun, absorbing activity. Almost no one comes to the shop just to “putter around” with the table saw or the planer, but once you learn the basics of turning, you’ll want to putter around with the lathe. While this sign-off course is intended for those with no prior experience it is a prerequisite to use the lathe independently and this sign-off is required for the bowl-turning class. This course is NOT a project class, but focuses on the basic skills needed to turn. We will cover spindle-turning as well as learn how to safely use the lathe, how to take care of the tool within Nova Labs policies, and begin to develop proficiency with the roughing and spindle gouges, and the skew chisel. You won’t become an expert with one course, but I hope you will (re)discover that turning is fun and adds a new dimension to your portfolio of woodworking skills.
Sign off: Woodshop Lathes.
Mandatory Safety Dress Code: Closed-toed shoes, short sleeves, no loose clothing, and hair tied back. Must wear a mask at all times. Optional: Hearing protection, particle filter, or dust mask.
**Refund is not issued if you are more than 15 minutes late or if prerequisites or safety dress code is not met at the time of the class.
Note: Our pen turning, bottle top turning, and bowl turning classes are excellent ways to continue learning in a project-centric way.
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