This class was designed to follow the “Basic Lathe” class. The student will be using the lathe and many of the common tools used in wood turning, including the proper use of said tools. They also will be introduced to the many different species of wood blanks and styles of handle kits that are available to make beautiful handles. There are many uses for handles and therefore there are many types and shapes. There are handles for ice cream scoops, bottle openers, barbecue tools, shoe horns, garden tools, pizza cutters, coffee scoops, just to name a few. The student will use a variety of techniques of turning. There will be a strong emphasis on safety. The safety equipment will be provided. All materials are included. There is a maximum limit capacity for all classes. The equipment used: lathe, band saw, and drill press. The class is broken up into two sessions of two hours each, typically held on consecutive afternoons. Classes are scheduled as the need arises. So, if you are interested in learning how to create a handle, you can contact the Desert Woodcrafters shop and sign up for a class. As soon as we have enough attendees for a class, we will contact all interested parties and schedule a date. Here are some pictures of finished handles.
Next month we will talk about how to make a cutting board.