COURSE OUTLINE

Course Title: Introduction to Woodturning
No. of Sessions: 5
Instructor: Bill Hardy
Session Length: 3 Hours
Telephone: 378-4206 H
Course Length: 5 Weeks

I. SESSION I - Getting Started

TOPICS
1. Course Administration
2. Introductions
3. Objectives
4. About Wood
5. Tools of the Trade
6. Safety First
7. Woodturning Basics - a Demonstration
8. Woodturning Basics - Hands-on

II. SESSION II - Basic Techniques

TOPICS
1. Sources of Wood and Supplies
2. Safety Review
3. Review of Basics
4. Practice of Basic Cuts

III. SESSION III - Spindle Turning

TOPICS
1. Show and Tell
2. Woodturning Organizations
3. Safety Review
4. Practice Spindle Cuts
5. Project - Stool Legs

IV. SESSION IV - Faceplate Turning

TOPICS
1. Show and Tell
2. Mountings and Jigs
3. Safety Review
4. Practice Faceplate Cuts
5. Project - Stool Seat

V. SESSION V - Putting It All Together

TOPICS
1. Show and Tell
2. Finishing - On and Off the Lathe
3. Safety Review
4. Project - Complete the Stool
5. Demonstration - Green Wood Bowl
6. Course Evaluation and Wrap-up Discussions