Tag: wood turning

Wood Lathe Basics and Certification

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.

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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.