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Wood Lathe Basics and Certification

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Wood Lathe Basics and Certification


Learn the basics of safe (wood) lathe operation in this certification workshop. You’ll learn how to secure wood and operate a lathe. You’ll learn about different lathe tools and how to work with lathe tools to shape wood. You’ll have an extended chance to use the lathe yourself under supervision.

Masks are required for this event. New Guests must have a Full Guest Account before this event starts. See below for how to get a FREE account set up.

Level: Beginner
Timing: 2 hours
Location: Room #214 Workshop Back Room
Certification: Wood Lathe
Age: 14+ with a parent or guardian also taking the workshop

Tools and Skills

  • Safe lathe operation
  • Setting up and adjusting the lathe for your project
  • Swapping out and adjusting chucks
  • Securing pieces of wood for turning
  • Working with a variety of tools to create different effects
  • Skew Chisels
  • Scrapers
  • Parting Tools
  • Gouges
  • Sanding objects on the Lathe

What to bring: A notebook or well-charged phone for taking notes.
What to wear: Closed-toe shoes, short sleeves, and work clothes. Long hair must be tied back.
Safety Gear: Eye protection, and ear protection, and all the hand sanitizer will be provided. If you are fussy, bring your own.

This class requires a minimum of 3 students per session. If the class is canceled, we can offer a refund but otherwise, do not.

Refunds, Transfers, or Credits are only offered if the class is canceled. We do not offer credits, transfers, or refunds for student cancelations. You can offer your seat for sale to others (use the comments). You are solely responsible for those transactions & letting us know who is taking your spot.

COVID-19 safety measures
Masks required
COVID-19 vaccination required
Event will be indoors
Your safety is our highest priority, so we have put safety protocols in place for all of our in-person workshops to keep everyone safe. Those protocols are:

All instructors, assistants, students, and guests are required to provide proof of vaccinations and wear masks while attending workshops. We do not have enough masks to provide to everyone, so you will be required to provide your own mask.

Guests must have a completed Guest Account.
Set up your FREE Guest account and fill out the required paperwork.

ACE Makerspace Members must have completed all their ACE membership paperwork including vaccination verification before the workshop.

See the latest COVID Safety Policy at Ace Makerspace including cleaning and other precautionary information:
The event host is instituting the above safety measures for this event. Meetup is not responsible for ensuring, and will not independently verify, that these precautions are followed.
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