Are you interested in learning how to turn wood on a lathe but unsure how to get started? Join Morristown Makers as we have local craftsman Ben “Bear” Lyle teach a class on how to safely set up and use the lathe at our shop. He will also teach what you should look for when shopping for your first lathe.
The class will be held from 7p to 9p on Friday evening, August 16 at the Morristown Makers shop.
Who should attend?
This class is for the woodworker who is new to wood turning, or for those who may have some experience, but want help in knowing what type of lathe to buy for their own purposes. Ben will also talk about various types of wood turning projects that can be done.
This class is available for ages 10 and up. Attendees 10 to 18 need to have a parent present. When registering just pay for the student.
Skills you will learn
- Woodturning Capabilities
- Lathe Anatomy (Headstock, Spindle, Tailstock, Tool Rest)
- Lathe Setup
- Lathe Chisels
- Tool Sharpening (grinding vs honing)
- Spindle Speeds
- Blank Preparation
To give you an idea of what will be taught in class, you can visit Ben’s website where he gives a more in-depth description of the class. He also gives specific lathe recommendations and tool suggestions for buying your first wood turning complement.
What to bring
We will have safety glasses available. If you have your own that you would prefer to wear, you may want to bring those.
Other than that, bring your own enthusiasm and questions.