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My Studio July 2015

Here are some photos of my studio in July of 2015.

Photo: Carl Ford Studio Woodturner Carl Ford Studio Woodturner

The entrance to Aladdin's Cave
View from Door

Photo: View from Door

The view of Aladdin's Cave from just inside of the door.
360 of Studio, 1 of 8

Photo: 360 of Studio, 1 of 8

First of 8 photos that shows a 360 degree view of my studio taken from the middle of room.

This photos shows the work area around my Oneway 2636 lathe.

Note the work bench, tool racks and black dust collector hood.
360 of Studio, 2 of 8

Photo: 360 of Studio, 2 of 8

This photo is kind of boring. It shows the main entry doorway, workbench and tool racks.
360 of Studio, 3 of 8

Photo: 360 of Studio, 3 of 8

This photo shows the work area around my VB36 bowl lathe with Long Bed tailstock.

Note the tool racks, green light over lathe hanging from ceiling, black dust collector hood, black air gun hose hanging below dust collector hood.

All of my lathes have very good dust collection and air gun.
360 of Studio, 4 of 8

Photo: 360 of Studio, 4 of 8

This photo show the area between my VB36 and Powermatic 3520B lathes.

It shows my Grinder, AC, exhaust fan and vacuum pump. The exhaust fan is below AC, behind the grinder.

The windows let in lots of good natural light. It is a cloudy day outside. If it was sunny, I would not be able to take photos because the sun streaming thru the windows would over power my camera.
360 of Studio, 5 of 8

Photo: 360 of Studio, 5 of 8

This photos shows the work area around my Powermatic 3520B lathe.

Note the black light on the headstock, sanding drills hanging on front of lathe and jam/vacuum chucks stored under lathe.

All of my lathes have very good overhead lighting and a very good light mounted on the headstock or handing from the ceiling.
360 of Studio, 6 of 8

Photo: 360 of Studio, 6 of 8

This photo shows my non turning tools, tool wall and belt sander.

Note the overhead lights. I have lots of lights in my studio. I use warm white light bulbs in all of my fixtures to create a nice warm and inviting feeling in my studio.
360 of Studio, 7 of 8

Photo: 360 of Studio, 7 of 8

Another kind of boring photo. This photos shows my Red Mini Lathe and Modine heater unit.

I have very good heat and AC in my studio. The heat and AC are distributed by an overhead air cleaner.
360 of Studio, 8 of 8

Photo: 360 of Studio, 8 of 8

This photo shows my metal lathe.
Mini Lathe and Workbench

Photo: Mini Lathe and Workbench

This photo shows a better view of my Mini Lathe and the rolling workbench for my Powermatic 3520B lathe.

The rolling workbenches (tables) in my studio are located so there is a convenient place to set down your turning tools while working at the lathe. You just have to turn around and the bench is there, with in easy reach.

Everything in my studio, except for the lathes is on LOCKING casters.
Bandsaw & Drill Press

Photo: Bandsaw & Drill Press

This photo shows my Band Saw, Drill Press, Planer, and Table Saw.

I only need a 14" band saw with a riser block because I rough out all my turning blanks with my chain saw.
Photo: Air Cleaner Air Cleaner

This photos shows the air cleaner located in the middle of my studio.

I use it to clean the air and distribute the heat and AC in my studio.
Photo: Dust Collector Dust Collector

This photo shows my home made 2 HP cyclone dust collector. It will suck the chrome off the bumper of your car!

It is located outside. This keeps the noise and dust outside!

It is nice and quite inside when I run the dust collector.

When I empty the dust collector it does NOT fill the room with dust.
Photo: Log Storage and Prep Area Log Storage and Prep Area

This photo shows my log storage and prep area outside.

I like to store my logs outside in the shade where they get rained on.

The bench in the middle is my horizontal chain saw bench.

The Rube Goldberg in the back is my vertical chain saw bench.

Teaching “Woodturning Workshop” at Purchase College

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Personal Enrichment Courses

Over many years Andy Barnum developed a great woodturning program  at Purchase College in Purchase NY (aka White Plains NY).   Purchase is part of the State University of New York and well known for its Arts and Entertainment programs.

Andy is retiring at the end of this year.  I will be replacing Andy in the spring. Wow!  Wait.  No body can replace Andy!  I got to find a better way of saying this!

Everything has been finalized.  I will be teaching the “Woodturning Workshop” at Purchase starting on February 23, 2015.

It is a “Continuing Education” class.  Non credit.  Adult students.  10 students are already signed up for the class and the class  is limited to 11 people (there are 11 lathes).

I am really looking forward to teaching the class,  because the students are a  great bunch of guys and girls.  Note:  The same students tend to take the class over and over.

The $710 tuition may look a bit steep at first.  But is really a good deal.  It includes $150 for materials.   The class is 6 hours a day for 10 Mondays.   That’s ($710 – $150) / 60 hours = $9.34 per hour.   Or $710 / 60 hours = $11.84 per hour. Just studio time with no instructor is often way more.

Purchase has a big woodworking shop with 11 lathes in the Visual Arts Building.   The lathes are a mix of General,  Powermatic, Oneway and Stubby.   Mostly General and Stubby.

Here is the course description from Purchase Web Site:

Woodturning Workshop
Creating functional and nonfunctional lathe-turned objects. Woodturning has a long and rich history, the lathe being the earliest documented woodworking machine. This workshop examines the evolution of turning and explores how the lathe and its tools are used today to produce art as well as functional objects. A variety of processes are introduced, including: wood selection and preparation, spindle turning, bowl and vessel turning, hollow turning, box making, off-center turning and finishing. Students at all levels are free to explore their own interests. Open to beginners as well as advanced enthusiasts. Tuition includes $150 for materials.
CED1040 / noncredit / $710
Discount: $685 (Purchase College matriculated students, employees, and alumni; and early registration discount)
Instructor: Carl Ford
Mon., 10 a.m.Ù–4 p.m.
Feb. 23–May 4 (10 sessions; no class Mar. 30)
Room: Visual Arts Building, Room 1029

For more info https://www.purchase.edu/departments/AcademicPrograms/ce/GeneralInformation/NoncreditCourses/arts.aspx#spring