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Learn woodturning basics through community education
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Tom Larson, an experienced woodcrafter, will offer beginner and intermediate woodturning classes Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 11-12.


Beginners class will be from 6-10 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11. Learn the basics or practice a new technique. Larson will customize a class for participants. Learn about basic spindle work with several types of cuts using a variety of chisels and go home with a finished piece.

Intermediate class will be from 6-10 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12. This session will be particularly useful for the newer turner who wants to build and practice his or her turning skill. Safety, lathe operation, tools and sharpening will be discussed and demonstrated. Participants will turn a “chunk” of wood into a beautiful bowl. 

Both classes will be held at the instructor's shop in Brainerd. Directions will be provided after registration.

The fee is $83 per class, which includes all supplies. Register for one or both classes. Bring a safety helmet, dust mask and tools, if you have them.

Pre-registration is required. Call Pequot Lakes Community Education at 218-568-9200.