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Newly equipped! Students and instructors from all over the United States and beyond are drawn to Brookfield Craft Centerís state-of-the-art Turning Studio. Each of the 6 student stations is equipped with a top of the line JET lathe with task lighting and dust collector, turning tool set, and face shield. The studio contains a band saw, drill press and sharpening station.

Classes in the Turning Studio include short sampler workshops for beginners, foundation-level courses in bowl and spindle turning, intermediate technique and project-based workshops and demonstrations from legendary master turners.


Bowl Turning 101
Tuition $240.00

Materials Fee: $25.00
Beginner
Jim Degen
WT6103 Mar 12 & 13 2016 (10am-4:30pm) Saturday/Sunday (Turning Studio)


Students will learn to make wooden bowls on the lathe from start to finish. Topics will include lathe operation and safety, wood preparation, safe tool handling procedures, creating the final shape, sanding and finishing. Students can expect to complete two hardwood bowls. Ages 16 and over. A materials fee of $25.00 will be added to the tuition.
The Wonderful World of Woodturning
Tuition $240.00

Materials Fee: $25.00
All Levels
Buster Shaw
WT6102 Mar 19 & 20 2016 (9am-4:00pm) Saturday/Sunday (Turning Studio)

From spindle to bowl, this class will provide you with a solid understanding of the fundamentals of woodturning in a fun, open and sharing atmosphere. Whether you're a rank beginner or need to improve your current skills, you will be guided through proper tool selection, sharpening, safety and technique to allow you to realize the vast possibilities of turning. Ages 16 and over. A materials fee of $25.00 will be added to the tuition.
Bowl Turning 102
Tuition $240.00

Experienced Beginner, Advanced Beginner
Prerequisite: Bowlturning 101, Intro to the Lathe, Beginning Bowl Turning or other lathe experience
Unsure if this class is appropriate for your skill level? Contact us and find out.

Jim Degen
WT6201 April 23 & 24, 2016 (10am - 4:30pm) Saturday/Sunday (Turning Studio, Railroad Building)

Take your woodturning skills to the next level with well-designed and beautifully crafted bowls. Bowl Turning 102 picks up where Bowl Turning 101 or The Wonderful World of Wood Turning leaves off. After a review of basic skills and concepts, students will proceed at their own level and pace with individual assistance and coaching. All phases of bowl turning will be covered, from wood preparation to final sanding and finishing. This course is designed for students who have completed a foundation-level woodturning course at BCC, have some other lathe experience, or would like to polish some rusty skills. A materials fee of $30 is due at time of registration.
 
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