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 workshop is located in beautiful Provo, Utah, just 40 minutes south of Salt Lake City.
Upon registering for a class, you are only charged a deposit to reserve your seat. 6 weeks prior to the class, you will be charged the remaining balance due. 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:
The workshop deposit is non-refundable. We reserve the right to cancel workshops up to 4 weeks prior to the class date. Full tuition and deposit will be refunded for a cancelled workshop. Please do not make airline reservations prior to this time as we do not reimburse for any travel expenses incurred.