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ORP101G22 Ornamented Round Platter with Doug Forsha

July, 30 - July, 31 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM MST

If you want a fast woodworking project with a big “Wow!” factor, this ornamented platter designed by instructor Doug Forsha is a great piece to make (and to show off).

We love this workshop for the almost magical way it combines several great skills for a fun learning experience and a really impressive finished product — in just two days.

While it looks complicated, this class is suitable for beginners, and 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’ll start with raw Mahogany, add inlays of Cherry, Walnut, and Maple in your own design — learning lots of gluing tricks along the way, then cut and assemble that base into a turning blank, then you will turn a round platter, which is achieved by using a special jig and a dovetail chuck — both great techniques to learn.

You’ll leave with a stunning platter that is both beautiful and functional.

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

Prerequisites: None. No prerequisite necessary. Class is suitable for beginners.

Tools and materials: 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 eight (8) students to allow for adequate distancing between class participants.
• 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

$369.00Add to cart


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.


July 30, 2022@9:00 am MST
July 31, 2022@5:00 pm MST
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