Our most popular woodturning course, the Woodturning 101 Workshop is highly recommended for those who have little or no experience on a wood lathe. Also, we recommend this course for those who have spent significant time on the lathe yet are not proficient in sharpening and proper cutting techniques.
Topics to be covered:
Proper tool selection- which tool and why
Tool sharpening- basic theory and correct sharpening methods
Proper tool techniques- the "how and why" of making tools perform properly
Fundamentals of cutting- shearing versus scraping; which is best and when
Basic elements of design
Projects: (May vary due to time constraints)
Bead and Cove Stick
Kirk DeHeer, a long time workshop assistant and now resident instructor, Kirk DeHeer has an extensive knowledge of woodturning tools, equipment and turning techniques that will enhance any woodturner’s ability level. A very popular and personable instructor, Kirk emphasizes fundamentals including sharpening and tool techniques giving students a firm foundation upon which to improve.
Our workshop is located in beautiful Provo, Utah, just 40 minutes south of Salt Lake City.
Upon registering for a class, we will send you a packet containing helpful information when planning your trip, including hotels near us and other fun things to do during your visit to Utah.
In the event of cancellation:
We reserve the right to cancel workshops up to 4 weeks prior to the class date. In the event of a workshop cancellation, full tuition will be refunded. Please do not make airline reservations more than 4 weeks prior to the first day of class as we do not reimburse for any travel expenses incurred.
Cancellations less than 6 weeks prior to the start of class will be subject to a 50% cancellation fee.