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Woodturning: Beyond the Basics

Woodturning: Beyond the Basics


Instructor: Ted Rasmussen

Skill Level: Intermediate with recent woodturning experience a plus.

Ready for a more challenging experience in woodturning? Go beyond the basics with this class as you learn how to sketch a design and then turn a slender weed vase and a delicate toothpick chalice. These pieces will require good tool control and a steady hand as you pare the stems down to 3/16th of an inch. Both pieces will make excellent gifts and will add significantly to your woodturning skills.

All materials needed are included in the tuition. If you have your own safety glasses, smock, and turning tools please bring them along!

About the Instructor:

Ted has been an active woodturner for 45 years and has sold his work at craft shows for 30 years. He won "The Best in Wood" award at the State Craft Fair in 1980 and has been selling his work in various local galleries for the past 15 years. He is a retired Industrial Arts teacher with 32 years of service in the School District of Lancaster and was most recently invited to teach at the John C. Campbell Folk School in 2013 & 2015. His love of teaching continues at the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen in Lancaster, PA.

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Woodturning: Beyond the Basics