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SSP101E23 Turn a Square Serving Platter with Doug Forsha

May, 27 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 dust mask (preferably N95)

Please read and understand our Refund and Cancellation policies. By making payment you acknowledge that you have read and understood these policies.Dust


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 27
9:00 am - 3:00 pm MST
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