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Wooden Bowls 101: Intro to the Lathe

Intro to the Lathe and its safety

  • 2 hours
  • 45 US dollars
  • Mankato Makerspace

Service Description

This course will introduce you to the wood lathe and the process of making a wooden bowl. We’ll cover machine set-up, tool safety and usage, turning techniques, selecting and preparing wood, and sharpening. You will get a chance to shave some ribbons from the bowl blank. And decide if bowl making is right for you! Age restrictions: 18+ ( 16 & 17 with parent consent) This class is taught by Jeff Stocco of Spring Lake Woods, He has been lathe turning for over 10 years, he has presented many workshops for college students and taught a number of courses and has mentored some friends on bowlturning. If you have a question or would like to schedule a private class contact him here: - preferred 5077209072 - if urgent Assistant Instructor: Abbey Dickhuldt (507) 779-9724 Abbey has been turning for just a couple years, learning first at the Milan Village Arts School and then continuing to meet and learn with mentors. She joined the Makerspace last year and was fortunate to turn with Don Darling, and continues to be encouraged to share lathe skills because of how generous Don was teaching her. If not on the lathe, Abbey works in a cabinet shop, toots on the trumpet, and is with friends and family.

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

Must cancel or reschedule at least 2 hours before the class. To Reschedule or Cancel please do so Via our website By logging in to your account (or create an account using the email address which you put when signing up for the class) go to MY BOOKINGS and from there you can select the class and you can reschedule or cancel. Some classes are one time only and so will need to cancel. side note: please, consider your instructor and their time. many instructors prep for their class for hours to have things ready for you and some travel from a great distances as well.

Contact Details

  • 1700 3rd Ave, Mankato, MN, USA

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