All workshops scheduled for 2020 have been cancelled due to COVID-19. Please check back in the early fall for the 2021 offerings.
Learn all the fundamentals of woodturning and understand the capabilities of a lathe and the wonderful items that can be turned very quickly. Dennis will discuss the basics of both spindle and bowl turning. The discussions will include lathes, tools, sharpening, safety, body and hand positioning, the best cuts to use, wood selection, sanding and finishing. You will learn to make useful items like a spinning top and bottle opener. You will also learn how to take wet wood, turn a bowl, season it and then return it to the lathe when it is dry to make a small bowl.
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Dennis Fuge is a wood turner from Erwinna, PA, who has been turning for 50 years and spent time in South Africa, Hong Kong and the USA. Dennis has demonstrated at events up and down the east coast, he regularly teaches at the Peters Valley Craft School. His main focus is on deep hollow vessels, platters and artistic pieces, some of his work will only use wood as a canvas and he creates some very eye catching pieces, using color, mixed media and carving. Some of his most interesting work includes metals such as pewter, copper and brass. Dennis has been teaching a Peters Valley for many years and uses his years of experience to make wood turning fun and enjoyable. www.timeforyou.net
Tuition: $200 (lunch is included)
Studio/Materials Fee: $40
This workshop runs from 9am to 4pm each day.
Please Note: On-campus lodging is not permitted for anyone under the age of 18 unless accompanied by an adult.