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woodworking classes

WE'VE GOT CLASS!

We offer beginning and intermediate classes on fully utilizing the multitude of woodworking possibilities with lathes, routers and more. Give us a call to sign up and learn a new tecnique or fine tune your current skills.

THE FOLLOWING CLASSES ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

call 800-292-5937 to pre-register

 

featured class

Learn The Easy Way To Turn A Wooden Bowl

 

2016 class dates:
October 28 - 29, 2016

November 11-12, 2016

 

2017 class dates:
January 13 - 14, 2017
February 10 - 11, 2017
March 17 - 18, 2017
April 7 - 8, 2017
May 12 - 13, 2017

 

Experience a fun and rewarding way to learn the simple pleasures of wood turning. Unlike many other woodworking projects, handsome turned wooden bowls can be made in a short amount of time and prove both artful and functional.

 

This two-day class is designed to give you the knowledge and skills to turn a bowl from a block of wood. Topics covered are: lathe and tool safety; how to obtain and prepare wood blanks; tool selection; sharpening; various methods for mounting the blank on the lathe; how to push cut, pull cut, and shear (angel hair) cut with the bowl gouge; sanding (power and hand) and finishing options.

 

The first day is focused on learning the cuts and how to manipulate the bowl blank on the lathe. The second day is independently (with some guidance) making your bowl from start to finish. The long-grind bowl gouge cuts can be so clean that sanding usually begins with 120 or 180 grit sandpaper.

 

 

Instructor: Ernie Schuette
Ernie Schuette (517-775-2166) will confirm all class dates with each participant prior to the class. Maximum class size is three.

 

Please pre-register by calling 800-292-5937. Maximum class size is three.


LOCATION: Classes are at Johnson’s Workbench, 563 N Cochran, Charlotte, MI

CLASS LEVEL:
No previous turning experience is required.

PREREQUISITE:
No previous turning experience is required.

BRING:
All class materials/wood is supplied. A bowl gouge can either be purchased or borrowed (wait for the discussion at class to determine the correct bowl gouge to purchase). Students should wear short sleeve’s (safety), and bring their own tools for sharpening, use or discussion.

 

 

 

LATHE TOOL SHARPENING:

LOCATION & DATE: Charlotte MI Store. By Appointment. Please call 800-292-5937 ext: 313.
CLASS LEVEL: Beginning
CLASS LENGTH: 4 Hours
COST: $45
PREREQUISITE: None
BRING: Your scrapers, gouges, and skews. Tools available for purchase day of class.
TOPICS COVERED: Basics of grinders, grinding wheel selection and setup, various jigs and their application (with emphasis on the Wolverine Grinding System), specific techniques to sharpen scrapers, gouges, and skews.

 

OVAL FRAMES CLASS:

LOCATION & DATE:Charlotte Store. By Appointment. Please call 800-292-5937 ext: 313.
CLASS LEVEL: Intermediate
CLASS LENGTH: 4 Hours
COST: $50
PREREQUISITE: Router Class I, or basic experience with a router.
BRING: A router. Tools available for purchase day of class.
TOPICS COVERED: In this class you learn to build a jig to cut an oval frame with a router. This shop-built fixture will allow you to build various sizes of oval frames.

 

ROUTER CLASS I:

INSTRUCTOR: Keith July
LOCATION & DATE:Charlotte Store. By Appointment. Please call 800-292-5937 ext: 313.
CLASS LEVEL: Beginning
CLASS LENGTH: 4 Hours
COST: $80
PREREQUISITE: None
Bring: A router. Tools available for purchase day of class.
TOPICS COVERED: This workshop will cover the basic uses of the router, including selecting the correct router and bits for various woodworking applications.

 

ROUTER CLASS II:

INSTRUCTOR: Keith July
LOCATION & DATE: Charlotte Store. By Appointment. Please call 800-292-5937 ext: 313.
CLASS LEVEL: Intermediate
CLASS LENGTH: 4 Hours
COST: $80
PREREQUISITE: Router Class I, or beginning router experience.
BRING: A router. Tools available for purchase day of class.
TOPICS COVERED: This class will cover the many uses of the router table. You will also learn to cut circles and dados, using various shop-built jigs and fixtures.

 

WOOD TURNING GUILD MEETINGS:

LOCATION & DATE: Johnson's Workbench, Charlotte MI location. The first Saturday of each month, September through May. Guild does not meet in June, July and August. For more details call 800-292-5937 ext: 313.
TIME: 11:00 am.
TOPICS COVERED: A great opportunity to share ideas, and tips for wood turning projects.

DIDN'T FIND THE CLASS YOU'RE LOOKING FOR?

If you didn't find a specific woodworking topic you're interested in, contact us. We'll be happy to work something out for you. Call 800-292-5937 or email us info@theworkbench.com

 

 

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