Skip to content
Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

TRN101G21 Introduction to Turning

July, 2 - July, 4 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

$496
   

Learn the excitement of creating, shaping, and making objects on the wood lathe with this three-day introduction to wood turning with professional turner Matt Monaco. Turning is an important part of furniture-building but is also a satisfying discipline in itself.

In this class, you will learn the fundamentals of safe lathe use, as well as how to use gouges to shape the wood to your specifications. We will use a variety of skill-building exercises to refine your techniques as you learn how to control your tools and design and create beautiful forms.

Projects will include:

      • a spinning top
      • basic bowl
      • more if time allows

We will also apply a simple finish to the completed projects that will protect the wood and make it suitable for giving — or keeping.

Instructor Matt Monaco, the owner of Monaco Bowls, designs and creates turned products for homeowners, gallery buyers, museum stores, and interior designers. In addition to producing his own work, Matt is a wonderful teacher and is a sponsored representative for Glaser Hi-Tec Tools, demonstrates for national woodturning clubs of the AAW, and leads classes at woodworking schools across the country, including the Southwest School of Woodworking.

Prerequisites: None. Beginners welcome.

Tools required: None. All tools and materials supplied by the school. However, if you have turning tools that you like, feel free to bring them.

Please bring ear and eye protection and a safety mask.

Class size: Maximum 9.

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. Effective May 26, 2020:

    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.

When entering the school, all students, instructors, and staff will have their temperature checked. Anyone with a temperature above 100.3 will not be allowed to enter the building.

$496.00Select options

Meet your Instructor

Professional woodturner Matt Monaco produces beautifully crafted bowls, plates, and platters from his studio in the Ozark region of Missouri. Combining thoughtful design and precise technique, Matt uses a standard lathe and turning tools to produce wood pieces that echo the precision and elegance of traditional pottery, creating a unique style that he rightfully describes as “wood-carved pottery.”

As the founder and owner of Monaco Bowls, Matt designs and creates turned products for homeowners, gallery buyers, museum stores, and interior designers. With 16 years of turning experience, Matt has worked with such masters of the craft as Richard Raffan and, in addition to producing his own work, is a sponsored representative for Glaser Hi-Tec Tools, demonstrates for national wood turning clubs of the AAW, and teaches at woodworking schools across the country.

$499.00Read more

Details

Start:
July 2@9:00 am
End:
July 4@5:00 pm
Cost:
$496
Event Categories:
, ,
Join Waitlist We will inform you when the product arrives in stock. Please leave your valid email address below.