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Beginning Woodturning: A Foundation Course

Beginning Woodturning: A Foundation Course

Woodturners will gather at the Broken Bow High School carpentry shop to pass on their love of wood art to the community during Beginning Woodturning: A Foundation Course. This free class series is suitable for beginning to advanced woodturners of all ages and is being planned for Feb. 16 - March 5 from 6:30pm - 8:30pm at the Broken Bow High School carpentry shop.  Due to the COVID-19 situation, dates and events are subject to change.

Students will begin with safety and will gain hands-on experience during the six classes. Each night will feature a short demonstration by a master woodturner and opportunities for students to learn to use a lathe under the supervision of an experienced turner. The “learn to turn” techniques that are taught in class will help students successfully transition to turning in their own shops and the class will help new woodturners develop relationships that will provide mentorship long after the classes have ended.

These free evening classes will be held for three weeks, each Tuesday and Thursday at the Broken Bow High School’s carpentry shop. The dates are Feb. 16, 18, 23 & 25 and March 2 and 4 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Come as you are; no registration, tools or prior woodturning knowledge necessary to attend.

For more information contact the Forest Heritage Center at 580-494-6497, visit our website at www.forestry.ok.gov/beginning-woodturning or contact Southeast Oklahoma Woodturners President Ron Engel-Wilson at 580-286-6592.

cThis program is made possible by the Forest Heritage Center Advisory Board, Southeast Oklahoma Woodturners, the Oklahoma Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts, Oklahoma Forestry Services and members of the Forest Heritage Center Association.