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ORP101D22 Ornamented Round Platter with Doug Forsha

April, 2 - April, 3 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM MST


Open to all skill Levels

Ornamented Platter Workshop
Whether you’re looking for a truly stunning gift or want to stretch your woodworking skills on a project with a big “Wow!” factor, this ornamented platter designed by instructor Doug Forsha is a great piece to make and to show off. While it looks complicated, this class is suitable for beginners and combines several great skills for a fun learning experience and a really impressive finished product.
In this two-day workshop, you’ll start with raw Mahogany, add inlays of Cherry, Walnut and Maple then cut and assemble a turning blank with these decorative inlays, then you will turn a round platter, which is achieved by using a special jig and a dovetail chuck — both great techniques to learn.
Even if you have never used a lathe before, Doug will walk you through every step of the process, making it safe and fun. You will learn competence with a variety of gluing and turning techniques, and will make a beautiful and functional platter along the way.
You will learn:
· How to prepare raw wood for turning
· How to shape and glue wood into a custom blank for turning
· Safe and effective use of the lathe
· How to turn a round platter
· How to turn parallel surfaces with a jig (duplicator)
· How to create a dovetail pocket
· How to use the dovetail chuck
· Sanding for a smooth finish

No prerequisite necessary. Class is suitable for beginners.
All tools and materials supplied by the school.
Please bring ear and eye protection and a properly-fitting face mask that covers your nose and mouth (valved masks are not allowed).
Please read and understand our Refund and Cancellation policies. By making payment you acknowledge that you have read and understood these policies.
PLEASE NOTE: In addition to our standard class policies, we are taking additional precautions due to the COVID-19 virus.
• We will be strictly limiting class sizes to no more than nine (9) students to allow for adequate distancing between class participants.
• All benches and shared tools will be sanitized before and after each class.
• All students, instructors, and staff are required to wear a properly-fitted mask that securely covers the nose and mouth while inside the school.
• Anyone exhibiting any cold or flu-like symptoms—even if it is believed to be allergy-related—will not be allowed to enter the building.
Thank you for your understanding


Meet your Instructor

Doug Forsha and his wife Rhonda established their custom furniture business, De La Madera, in Scottsdale in 1986. In the years since they have built their business into one of the most highly respected woodworking studios in the southwest. Doug is a master woodworker and technician, expert in both traditional and ultra-modern furniture design and construction. his shop excels in the creation of extraordinary furniture and architectural details for homes across Arizona and beyond. For more information, visit www.delamadera.com.


April 2, 2022@9:00 am MST
April 3, 2022@5:00 pm MST
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