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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.


Turning a Pizza Cutter
Tuition $80.00

Materials Fee: $18.00
All Levels
Don Metz

WT6306 Sep 24 2016 (10am-1pm) Saturday (Turning Studio)

Who doesn't like pizza?
This class is for beginners and experienced beginners. This class covers the selection and preparation of wood to turn the handle for a stainless steel pizza cover with a removable cutter wheel for easy cleaning. Wood selections and finishes will be covered.. Ages 16 and older. A materials fee of $18.00 will be added to the tuition.
Turning an Ice Cream Scoop
Tuition $80.00

Materials Fee: $15.00
Beginner
Don Metz

WT6305 Sep 25 2016 (1-4pm) Sunday (Turning Studio)

A sweet treat deserves a sweet scoop. This class covers wood preparation for turning the scoop's handle. The scoop is removable and dishwasher safe, Wood selection and finishes will be covered. Ages 16 and older. A materials fee of $15.00 will be added to the tuition.
Learn to Turn a Simple Box
Tuition $120.00

Materials Fee: $12.00
Beginner
Don Metz

WT6404 Oct 22 2016 (10am-4:30pm) Saturday (Turning Studio)

This is a hands-on class for beginners and experienced beginners. Learn some new skills while making some beautiful keepsake boxes. Ages 16 and older. A materials fee of $12.00 will be added to the tuition.
Turned Weed Pots
Tuition $80.00

Materials Fee: $10.00
Beginner
Don Metz

WT6405 Oct 23 2016 (12:30-4:30pm) Sunday (Turning Studio)

Weed pots are small flower vases made on the lathe. These are a great project on how to turn, and make excellent gifts.
Ages 16 and older. A materials fee of $10.00 will be added to the tuition.
Turning an Ice Cream Scoop
Tuition $80.00

Materials Fee: $15.00
Beginner
Don Metz

WT6402 Nov 5 2016 (10am-1pm) Saturday (Turning Studio)

A sweet treat deserves a sweet scoop. This class covers wood preparation for turning the scoop's handle. The scoop is removable and dishwasher safe, Wood selection and finishes will be covered. Ages 16 and older. A materials fee of $15.00 will be added to the tuition.
Turned Napkin Rings
Tuition $80.00

Materials Fee: $12.00
Beginner
Don Metz

WT6406 Nov 6 2016 (1-5pm) Sunday (Turning Studio)

This class covers wood preparation and making of the sizing jig, which each student will make and keep. Instructor will demo how to make the rings, after which students will make their own set. Ages 16 and older. A materials fee of $12.00 will be added to the tuition.
Intro to the Lathe
Tuition $240.00

Materials Fee: $25.00
All Levels
Jim Degen

WT6403 Nov 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.
Pens on the Lathe
Tuition $80.00

Materials Fee: $10.00
Beginner
Don Metz

WT6401 Dec 3 2016 (10am-1pm) Saturday (Turning Studio)

If you've ever wanted to learn how to use a lathe, making a wooden pen is a great place to start. Using off-the-shelf pen kits you'll learn how to make one of the most satisfying lathe projects. Pens are fast and easy to make and the results are spectacular. They make great conversation pieces and are always appreciated as gifts. Ages 16 and older. A materials fee of $10.00 will be added to the tuition.
Bowl Turning 101
Tuition $240.00

Materials Fee: $30.00
Beginner
Jim Degen

WT7101 Jan 7 & 8 2017 (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 $30.00 will be added to the tuition.
 
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