Wednesday, June 27, 2012

New Lathes! Thank you AAW!

Shrieking in the title may seem a little excessive but we are deeply thankful to the American Association of Woodturners for a second Education Opportunities Grant. 

We've used both grants to invest in buying lathes and we've just added three more lathes. Two 10" and one 12" mini lathes. We now have seven lathes. We've been given some big architectural turning lathes too but we're waiting for a larger facility before we bring those on-line.

The new lathes will be christened in Bonnie Klein's woodturning classes this fall. Bonnie is with us for seven days, teaching her signature topics (spindle turning and lidded boxes) in the Intermediate Turning class (September 10-14, 2012) . This is the first non-beginner's class Bonnie has taught at the School and we're looking forward to seeing some familiar faces and some new faces.

Bonnie will also be teaching her Beginning Bowl Turning on September 15-16, 2012 - a fabulous class to get started in turning. No experience necessary - just enthusiasm.

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