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SSP101B22 Turn a Square Serving Platter with Doug Forsha

February, 5 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM MST


This fun turning project results in a beautiful and almost magical-looking finished piece: a square turned platter.

The platter will be made of Walnut with Maple banding, and the magic happens in two parts, with lots of opportunities to learn new skills along the way.

First, you will learn to turn a round platter with perfectly parallel sides of even thickness, by using a custom-made jig designed by instructor Doug Forsha. You will also learn how to use a dovetail chuck to create the foot of the platter.

Then, you will cut the platter square and sand it to perfection, heightening the illusion.

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 lathe techniques, and will make a beautiful and functional platter along the way.
You will learn:
· 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
· How to cut a round platter to a perfect square
· Sanding for a smooth finish

Prerequisite: None. Class is suitable and safe 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.


February 5, 2022
9:00 am - 3:00 pm MST
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