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Stuart Batty Spindle Class Nov 15-19

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Stuart Batty 5-Day Spindle Turning Class

This spindle turning class focuses on correct technique, enabling repeated cuts with little physical effort to produce any shape with no torn grain. Students will make a variety of spindle products over the five days as well as end grain hollowing for boxes. This is the first ever dedicated spindle woodturning class Stuart has taught in the USA. It is worth noting that everything from a chess piece to a goblet, a box to a pepper mill are all spindle turning.

A $200 Deposit is required to hold a spot in the class, the balance will be due 6 weeks prior to the class dates. The deposit becomes non-refundable unless class is canceled by us. Cancellations by student will be refunded (excluding the deposit) 4 weeks before the first day of class.

Stuart's class is based on improving the understanding and application of the most effective way to cut wood on a lathe. There are six fundamental cuts in woodturning, almost identical for both spindle and bowl turning. The style of woodturning that is taught in this class is hundreds of years old and based on the European  However, it has been simplified to work with less tools and simple grinds. This is a hands on class - you will spend most of the class in front of either a Vicmarc or Robust full size lathes.

 

Tools, practice wood, and face shields are all available but feel free to bring your own. Also please bring your turning smock, we don't have enough everyone, and your dust mask, You are welcome to bring your own wood if you have a special piece you want to turn. Hardwood and exotic turning blanks are also available at our store (3.2 miles away from the class location).

The class is held at the owners, Christian and Jeri's home. Coffee, snacks, and lunch will be provided everyday in a casual setting of either the garden or in the house, weather pending. Please let us know in advance if you have any food allergies so we can plan accordingly.

Accommodations are plentiful in Las Vegas. We recommend the Silverton Casino or across the parking lot is the Hyatt Place at Silverton Village it is the closest to the class location and we offer transportation to and from the class location.

If the class is full and you would like to be placed on a waiting list or reserve a spot in a future class, please call us at 1-800-779-7458 or email woodworkerslv@gmail.com.

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