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Classes and Demonstrations

These are classes that Jim Rodgers can/will conduct for anyone. Contact him for rates and availability.

Introduction to Wood Lathes (Turning 101)
Duration: One full day.
Requirements: None.
Rate: Contact Jim Rodgers for rates and availability.
Description: A beginning course in the safe use of the wood lathe and its tools including completion of a bud vase project.

Turning Finished-Edge Bowls
Duration: One full day.
Requirements: Completion of basic lathe skills training.
Rate: Contact Jim Rodgers for rates and availability.
Description: A beginning course on the use of the bowl gouge by turning a finished edge dry wood bowl using both a scroll chuck and a jam chuck.

Turning Natural-Edge Bowls
Duration: One full day.
Requirements:Completion of basic lathe skills training, and experience in turning finished-edged bowls.
Rate: Contact Jim Rodgers for rates and availability.
Description: An intermediate course on bowl turning focusing on proper mounting, centering, adjusting and thin wall turning.

Two Pens In One Day
Duration: Full day.
Requirements: Basic wood lathe skills.
Rate: Contact Jim Rodgers for rates and availability.
Description: An introduction to turning wood pens from purchased kits. Focus will be on the steps, tools and process for two of the most popular kit fowls. Class will also address different finishing techniques include the CA glue finish.

Making Hollow Christmas Ornaments
Duration: Two day.
Requirements: Basic wood lathe skills.
Rate: Contact Jim Rodgers for rates and availability.
Description: A two-day course focused on making hollow ornaments with small detailed finials. The first day will focus on making the necessary tools for hollowing small ornament balls. The second day will cover making the ornaments including hollowing, turning finials, and assembling.

Using the Skew Chisel
Duration: Half day.
Requirements: Intermediate turning skills.
Rate: Contact Jim Rodgers for rates and availability.
Description: A course focused on developing specific skills in mastering the five basic cuts of the skew chisel. Course will also discuss sharpening and honing techniques.

Sharpening Lathe Tools
Duration: Half day.
Requirements: Basic wood lathe skills and lots of dull turning tools.
Rate: Contact Jim Rodgers for rates and availability.
Description: A hands-on sharpening course for all lathe tools in routine use. Jigs, fixtures and hand sharpening methods will be demonstrated and tried by the participants. top of page

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