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Wood Lathe Basics and Certification

February 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Hand, chisel, spinning wood

Learn the basics of safe (wood) lathe operation in this certification workshop. You’ll learn how to secure wood and operate a lathe. You’ll learn about different lathe tools and how to work with lathe tools to shape wood. You’ll have an extended chance to use the lathe yourself under supervision.

Masks are required for this event. New Guests must have a Full Guest Account before this event starts. Add the FREE account set up on check out or click here.

Class Type: Access
Timing: 2 hours
Location: Suite #214, Workshop Back Room
Corequisite: Shop Basics
Certifications: Wood Lathe
Age: 14+ with parent or guardian also taking the class


  • Safe lathe operation
  • Setting up and adjusting the lathe for your project
  • Swapping out and adjusting chucks
  • Securing pieces of wood for turning
  • Working with a variety of tools to create different effects
  • Skew Chisels
  • Scrapers
  • Parting Tools
  • Gouges
  • Sanding objects on the Lathe

What to bring: A notebook or well-charged phone for taking notes.
What to wear: Closed-toe shoes, short sleeves, and work clothes. Long hair must be tied back.
Safety Gear: Eye protection, ear protection, and all the hand sanitizer will be provided. You can also bring your own.

This class requires a minimum of 3 students per session. If the class is canceled we can offer a refund but otherwise do not refund.

This class requires a minimum of 3 students per session. If the class is canceled, we can offer a refund but otherwise, do not.


February 19
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Howard Cohen
Person with blue hair and glasses, holding Pull Saw.




Ace Makerspace
6050 Lowell St., Ste. 214
Oakland, CA 94608 United States
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Refund & Cancellation Policy

Refunds, Transfers, or Credits are only offered if the class is canceled. We do not offer credits, transfers, or refunds for student cancelations. You can offer your seat for sale to others (use the comments). You are solely responsible for those transactions & letting us know who is taking your spot.

Late Arrival Policy

Arriving on time to class is very important.

For certification classes we are unable to accommodate late arrivals. If you arrive more than 10 minutes past the start time you will be unable to attend that day and your class fee is forfeit. For non-certification classes, your ability to participate will be based on instructor discretion. 


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