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WW: Intro to Wood Turning Lathe Sign Off – Associates and Members ONLY

May 19 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

READ FIRST!! You MUST be current dues-paying, Key Member or Associate to sign up. The $70 fee for this event is managed through our website calendar:

Woodturning is a fun, absorbing activity. Almost no one comes to the shop just to “putter around” with the table saw or the planer, but once you learn the basics of turning, you’ll want to putter around with the lathe. While this sign off course is intended for those with no prior experience it is also one of only a few signoff classes, and a pre-requisite for the bowl-turning class. This course is NOT a project class, but focuses on the basics and covers spindle-turning; you will learn how to safely use the lathe, how to take care of the tool within Nova Labs policies, and begin to develop proficiency with the roughing and spindle gouges, and the skew chisel. You won’t become an expert with one course, but I hope you will (re)discover that turning is fun and adds a new dimension to your portfolio of woodworking skills.

Sign off: Woodshop Lathes.
Prerequisites: Nova Labs Green Orientation (GO!)
**Refund is not issued if you are more than 15 minutes late or if prerequisites or safety dress code is not met at the time of the class.

Safety: Wear closed-toed shoes, short sleeves, and eye protection (bring yours or use ours)
Optional (we have some you can use if needed): Hearing protection, particle filter, or dust mask.

Note: Our pen turning, bottle top turning, and bowl turning classes are excellent ways to continue learning in a project-centric way.


May 19
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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NOVA Makers


Nova Labs
1916 Issac Newton Sq West
Reston, VA US
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