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ORP101E24 Ornamented Round Platter with Doug Forsha

May, 18 - May, 19 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM MST


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 Walnut, Maple and 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

Prerequisite: None. 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.


Eye, hearing and dust protection are required in the machine room or when operating machines in the bench room.

Long sleeves and loose-fitting clothing are not allowed around the power equipment. Long hair must be pulled back and secured.

Closed-toe shoes are required. Open-toed shoes or sandals are not allowed.

COVID Policy: Masks are optional, however, if you are exhibiting symptoms of any contagious illness or if you have had a positive test for COVID or influenza within the past 5 days, please notify the school and do not attend class.

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.


May 18@9:00 am MST
May 19@5:00 pm MST
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Southwest School of Woodworking
621 N 7th Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85007 United States
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