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TURNING TUESDAYS

4 HOURS $125 • 10AM - 2PM • EVERY LAST TUESDAY OF THE MONTH

Turning Tuesdays are casual, project-based workshops for woodturning skill building and confidence, held at Dovetail studios 10AM-2PM every last Tuesday of the month.

These sessions are accessible and unintimidating, held in small groups, with individualized attention. These classes serve as a great woodturning introduction or a means to practice in a professional and fully equipped workshop.

Each session will begin with a short demonstration highlighting safe practices and step-by-step instructions for each project. Up to five participants will work at their own lathe stations. All tools and materials are included. Open to all skill levels.

Our schedule is as follows:

  • February 26 - Candlesticks

  • March 26 - Green Wood Spheres

  • April 30 - Wood Flowers

  • May 28 - Boxes with Lids

  • June 25 - Multi-axis Turning

  • July 30 - Bud Vases

  • August 27 - Scoops

  • September 24 - Green Wood Accessory Dishes

  • October 29 - Mortar & Pestle

  • November 26 - Goblets

*projects subject to change. Please reach out with any questions!

In the interest of making woodturning accessible to everyone, need-based scholarships are available. Find out more on our sign up page.

 

INDIVIDUALIZED INSTRUCTION

60 MINUTES $75 • MINIMUM 3 HOURS

Dovetail students are: Artists looking for new techniques & processes. Furniture makers ready to add turned elements into their work such as table legs and Windsor chair parts. Hobbyists that need hands on assistance with new projects and forms. Kids looking for a distinctive outlet for self-expression, self-reliance and problem solving. Intermediate woodturners that want to expand their practice quickly. Craftspersons who want to try out burning, carving and embellishing tools and techniques before purchasing equipment.

Featuring a state-of-the-art and fully equipped work space with expert instruction. Featuring Robust lathes, Thompson tools, and a wide variety of accessories for use on and off the lathe.

 

PRIVATE GROUP INSTRUCTION

FROM $600-$1900 • 3-12 PARTICIPANTS

A custom designed and scheduled workshop for a unique group experience. Ideal for business retreats, friends, celebrations, special occasions, bridal parties, etc.

Woodturning projects include candlesticks, bowls, platters, vases, spin tops, pens and more.. All programs may be expanded to include decorative finishes and carving.

The process of making things together contributes to creative problem solving and enhances group dynamics.

Catering options are available too!

 

1-DAY INTENSIVE: BOWL & PLATTER

6 HOURS $150 • 10AM - 4PM • FEB 24 2019, AUG 25 2019

Lean to turn or improve your skills. This full day intensive workshop will cover proper safety practices, material selection, work holding methods, cutting technique, tool sharpening, and finishing methods.

Kiln dried hardwood will be used to make cut edge bowls and platters. All skill levels are welcome; progress at your own pace.

Please bring lunch or order from the local deli.

Class size limited to 5.

 

2-DAY INTENSIVE: GREEN WOOD NATURAL EDGE BOWLS

12 HOURS $300 • 10AM - 4PM • MAY 25-26 2019, NOV 23-24 2019

The classic, Mid-century styling of a natural edge bowl begins with a log.

In this class, material preparation is key to achieving this lovely organic form. Proper cutting and sharpening techniques will be emphasized. Careful design considerations result in an heirloom to treasure.

All skill levels are welcome; Progress at your own pace.

Please bring lunch or order from the local deli.

Class size limited to 5