Thank you for your interest in the TWG's Hands On Sessions. Enrollment for 2017-2018 is now CLOSED. We suggest that you put a reminder note on your calendar to enroll next September - see below.
The Hands On Sessions are a very popular feature of our club. Classes are held on the 3rd Monday of each month between 6:30pm and 9:30pm from September to May (except December). Enrollment is limited to 12 people. To enroll you must be a member in good standing and commit to attend all 8 sessions. There is a modest material fee that will be collected by the Hands On Coordinator on the first scheduled class.
A sign up sheet is made available at the first meeting of the season, in September. If you are interested, arrive early, apply for (or renew) your membership, and sign up for the Hands On sessions.
Learn Woodturning Fundamentals
The Hands On nights will help build your skills by giving you a small project that you will work on through the evening and take home to complete. In the process of doing each project you will be coached on how to work safely, sharpening your tools, effective use of various gouges and chisels, spindle work, face plate work, dealing with endgrain and other aspects that should get you turning at a functional level. Set up and clean up duties are part of the class. You are encouraged to bring your finished pieces to the Show and Tell table at the General Meeting.
This is a wonderful learning opportunity for all members, whether you are a beginner or already have some experience.
List of items TWG members planning to attend need to bring
Use of shop lathes and grinder
Lathe Safety Guidelines - Partial listing