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Carl’s Woodturning Classes & Calendar

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Calendar of Woodturning Classes taught by Carl Ford and events (symposiums, shows, etc.) that Carl will be attending.

(Last modification: January 18, 2021)

2021
Winter
Tuesday’s
Jan-Mar
2021
9am-4pm
10 Day Class

Sorry! Class canceled due to Covid-19

Tuition $700 +
Materials $25
Carl's Happy Woodturning Workshop Students"Tuesday’s Fall 2020 Woodturning Workshop" class in Carl Ford’s Studio in Poughkeepsie NY.

Create functional and artistic lathe turned objects in this 10 session class.

Students of every level are free to explore their own interests. Or I can suggest a path for students based on there interest in bowls, hollow forms, spindle turning, etc. Or we can do any mix of things.

I personally specialize in natural edge bowls, hollow forms and surface decorations. But, I have experience in and can teach, cut edge bowls, plates, platters, spindles, boxes, toys, lamps, etc. The only thing I don’t do is segmenting.

Topics include wood selection and preparation, tool choice, tool sharpening, tool use and control, spindle turning, bowl and vessel turning, hollow turning, finishing, etc.

Level: All Skill Levels (Novice, Intermediate or Expert). Ages 16 and over.

Dates: Any 10 out of 12 Tuesday’s between February 2th and April 20th, 2021. Feb 2, 9, 16, 23, Mar 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Apr 6, 13, 20

Time: 9am – 4pm (6 hrs with 1 hr break for lunch)

Number of Students: 3 max (Small class setting!)

Tuition $700.00 ($700 / 10 days = $70 per day / 6 hrs per day = $12 per hour, A really good deal!) Plus a $25 Materials Fee for paint and sand paper.

Location: At Carl Ford’s Studio in Poughkeepsie NY.

My studio is a bright and cherry environment. Click here for more studio info, pictures and directions.

Click here for additional Class Information, Suggested Projects for Beginners and the Fine Print.

Email Carl Ford (carl@carlford.us) if you want to be added to the waiting list for this class.
Winter
Thursday’s
Jan-Mar
2021
9am-4pm
10 Day Class

Class is FULL
Tuition $700 +
Materials $25
Oneway 2436 Lathe in Carl Ford's Woodturning Studio"Thursday’s Fall 2020 Woodturning Workshop" class in Carl Ford’s Studio in Poughkeepsie NY.

Same class as above. Except it runs on Thursdays in my studio in Poughkeepsie NY.

Dates: Any 10 out of 12 Thursday’s between February 4th and April 22nd, 2021. Feb 4, 11, 18, 25, Mar 4, 11, 18, 25, Apr 1, 8 15, 22

See Tuesday’s class above for Time, Tuition, etc.

Covid-19 Questions

Carl’ Ford Covid-19 Questions. My studio is in my HOUSE. Thus it is my rules! Students MUST confirm they are in compliance with all of the following:

  1. You have been wearing a mask in public that covers BOTH your mouth and nose! NO exceptions!

  2. You have been following all of NY Governor Cuomo’s other Covid-19 guidelines. 6 foot social distancing, etc.

  3. When a vaccine becomes available in NY state that is deamed safe by Governor Cuomo then you MUST get vaccine. NO exceptions!

  4. You have NOT had Covid-19 or tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 30 days.

  5. No one in your household has had Covid-19 or tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 30 days.

  6. You and everyone in your household has been mostly staying at home.

  7. You have NOT been traveling back and forth to Covid hot spots like NY City.

  8. Your spouse does NOT work in a Nursing home.

  9. If you have school age children they MUST be doing 100% on line learning at HOME.

  10. If you have college age children they MUST be doing 100% on line learning at HOME. Or if they are living at school then they have NOT visited you in the last 14 days.

  11. If you work for a college or other business then you are working from HOME 100% of the time.

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Done In One Day Vases

http://carlford.info/blog/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/di1_vases_2020_02_16_600.jpg

Updated: 4/23/2020. The vases are now for sale on my CarlFordWoodturner Etsy Store

I recently completed the above vases in a little over a week. One per day!

I needed to turn a vase in one day for a student demo. From green log to sanded, painted and finished vase in one day. It worked! No cracks and the vase dried out nicely.

I love having pieces that I don’t need twice turn, and/or paint and finish latter. I am still playing around and experimenting. So far, so good.

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Meta Description: A quick summary of Carl's techniqe that allows him to turn a wooden vase (hollow form vessel) in one day.

Winter 2020 Studio Class

My Winter 2020 Studio Classes got off to a great start his week. Here are some photos of Tom Gorbutt decorating the top of his cake stand with spin art.
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Meta Description: My Winter 2020 Studio Classes got off to a great start his week. Here are some photos of Tom Gorbutt decorating the top of his cake stand with spin art.

A Day in My “Winter 2018 Studio Class”

Tom, Scott & Steve with Finished Pieces Photo: Tom, Scott & Steve with Finished Pieces

Here are 3 students with the pieces they made in my class on Thursday 3/22/2018.

Left to right. Tom, Scott, and Steve.

They were taking my "2018 Winter Woodturning Workshop" class in my Studio in Poughkeepsie NY.

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Meta Description: Feel good photos of students and their work in Carl Ford's Winter 2018 Studio Class.

Owl Plaque Demo or Class

Click here for the PDF demo handout.

In this easy one day workshop students will turn a cute Owl Plaque just in time for Christmas.

Simple tools and techniques will be used to create a very satisfying project. Each student should complete 1 or more Owl’s out of Western Red Cedar or Oak. The finished Owl will be around 7″ across with a 4″ diameter body.

Please contact me if you would like me to do this demo for your club or symposium.

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Meta Description: Link to Carl's PDF handout for his "Owl Plaque" demo or class. How to turn a cute Owl Plaque just in time for Christmas.