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).
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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.