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
Scott Cherry graduated from Brigham Young University in 1983 with a BS degree in Industrial Education. He taught woodworking at Eisenhower Jr. High for four years and then at Timpview High School in Provo Utah for the past 27 years. Eighteen years ago he started a lathe turning class in the high school which was the first such class ever in the state of Utah. During his teaching career Scott has taught many students the art of turning and has seen them take a great interest in and continue on in woodturning. Scott has always found great personal pleasure in seeing students succeed in and enjoying turning.
Our Dale L. Nish School of Woodturning facility is located in beautiful Provo, Utah, just 40 minutes south of Salt Lake City.
Upon registering for a class, we will send you an email containing our Workshop Guide in pdf format to assist you in planning your visit to Utah. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
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.