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Last Minute Opening in My Studio Class (Winter 2018)

Photo 1 of my Studio
Updated 1/20/2018: I filled the opening. There was only 1 opening. So anyone else who contacts me will go on a waiting list for the fall.

I had a student cancel at the last minute due to medical reasons. Thus I am now looking for 1 more student for my “Woodturning Workshop” class in my Studio in Poughkeepsie NY.

Please contact me ASAP if you are interested. Email

The Details

Instructor: Carl Ford – Studio Woodturner –

Level: All Skill Levels (Novice and Beyond)

Dates: Any 10 out of 12 Thursdays between January 25 to April 12th, 2018 (Jan 25, Feb 1, 8, 15, 22, Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Apr 5, 12, 2018)

Time: 9am – 3:30pm with a 1/2 hour break for lunch

Tuition $650.00 ($650 / 10 days = $65 per day / 6 hrs per day = $11 per hour, A really good deal! )

Location: At Carl Ford’s Studio in Poughkeepsie NY.  3 Danspence Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

Photo of Projects
Same class format as “Woodturning Workshop” at Brookfield Craft Center. Click here for BCC class description.

Students must supply there own wood for the class or help me scrounge it up. Same deal as Brookfield Craft Center.

I made a video to help promote my Woodturning Workshop class at the Brookfield Craft Center. The same info applies to the class in my studio. Click her for my “Woodturning Workshop” video.

I have liability insurance for my studio classes thru the American Association of Woodturners (AAW).

My Studio

My studio is better than the shop at Brookfield Craft Center. I have better lathes! Great lighting and dust collection. Etc.
Photo 2 of my Studio

  • My studio is a bright and cheery environment!
  • Two Oneway 2436 lathes and a Powermatic 3520B lathe for students.
  • Complete set of turning tools for each student! Ellsworth, Stirt, Jordan, and Hosaluk gouges, etc.
  • Munro, Ellsworth and Jamieson hollowing systems. All with laser pointers and a Trent Bosch Stabilizer.
  • Great lighting
  • Good natural light via a bank of windows
  • Good overhead lights
  • Good lights on each and every lathe
  • Good heat and AC
  • Very good and QUIET dust collection on each and every lathe! My cyclone dust collector is outside!
  • Lots of finishing options. Alcohol method for green bowls. Milk paint, acrylic paint, colored stains, danish oil, poly, lacquer, etc.
  • Good lunch room with full kitchen. We eat on the deck or in a nice sunny dinning room.
  • Modern bathroom with indoor plumbing.

Click here for directions to my studio at 3 Danspence Road, Poughkeepse NY, 12603

Google says my studio is:

  • 1 hr 10 min drive north of Purchase NY
  • 1 hr north east drive of Danbury CT
  • 45 min south drive of Kingston NY

A picture is worth a thousand words. Click here for pictures of my studio.

BCC Workshop Class Winter 2018

I am still looking for a few good students for my “Woodturning Workshop” class at the Brookfield Craft Center (BCC). It starts on January 23rd, 2018.

I made a video to help promote the class. The video is 13 minutes long (11 minutes of talk + 2 minutes of slide show). Here is the video:

The Details

Instructor: Carl Ford – Studio Woodturner –

Level: All Skill Levels (Novice, Intermediate or Expert)

Dates: Any 10 out of 12 Tuesdays between January 23 to April 10th, 2018 (Jan 23, 30, Feb 6, 13, 20, 27, Mar 6, 13, 20, 27, Apr 3, 10, 2018)

Time: 9am – 3:30pm

Tuition $700.00 ($700 / 10 days = $70 per day / 6 hrs per day = $12 per hour, A really good deal! )

Location: At The Brookfield Craft Center in Brookfield CT (10 minutes north of Danbury CT)

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Woodturning Studio Tour 2017

I also made a video that shows people what the Woodturning Studio at the Brookfield Craft Center looks like and has to offer.

The video is 6.5 minutes long. The video is here: