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2018    
Summer
Aug 21 to
Sept 1
Woodturning Cruise Woodturning Cruise 2018.

I will be taking a Woodturing Cruise in Norway! I am not demonstrating.

I am really looking forward to hiking in Norway and seeing Jimmy Clews, Richard Raffan, Michael Hosaluk, Nick Agar, Glenn Lucas, etc.
Fall
Saturday
Sept 19th
2018
9am-3:30pm
Saturday Class

Space Available, Enrollment Open

Tuition $120 +
Materials $20
"Intro to Woodturning - Plates" at the Brookfield Craft Center in Brookfield CT (10 minutes north of Danbury CT).

This course is for people who have an interest in learning how to turn. Students will learn about, wood, the wood lathe, wood turning tools, and sharpening.

The focus of this class is learning chuck turning skills. Students will learn how to use the bowl gouge, parting tool and shear scraper to turn a Bowl out of Cherry wood.

Students can expect to complete one bowl. There are no prerequisites for this class.

Skill Level: Complete Beginner and Beyond

Sign Up and Formal Class Description At: www.broofieldcraft.org
Fall
Sat & Sun
Oct 13-14
2018
9am-3:30pm
Weekend Class

Space Available, Enrollment Open

Tuition $325 +
Materials $35
"The Shear Scraper and Plates" class at Peters Valley School of Craft in Layton NJ (Delware Water Gap National Recreation Area).

In this fun filled weekend workshop students will learn how to turn 8" to 10" diameter plates out of poplar, cherry or maple wood. The workshop will focus on using an Al Stirt style shear scraper to turn surfaces that require little or no sanding.

Skill Level: Experienced Beginner and Beyond

Sign Up and Formal Class Description At: www.petersvalley.org
Fall
Tuesdays
Sep-Dec
2018
9am-3:30pm
10 Day Class

Class is FULL!

Stay turned for Winter 2019 Class Schedule

Tuition $700 +
Materials $0
"Tuesday Fall Woodturning Workshop" class in my Studio in Poughkeepsie NY.

Create functional and artistic lathe turned objects in this 10 session class. This workshop examines the evolution of turning and explores how the lathe and its tools are used today to produce art and functional products.

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

Students of every level are welcomed and are free to explore their own interests in a small class setting. Participants may select any 10 of the 12 available dates to attend. Students supply their own wood and finishing materials or may purchase from instructor. Ages 16 and over.

Note: I moved this class from the Brookfield Craft Center to my studio in Poughkeepsie NY. Where I have better equipment. Better lathes, better light, more tools, more examples of work, etc.

Dates: Any 10 out of 12 Tuedays between September 11 and December 4th.
(Sep 11, 18, 25, Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov 6, 13, 20 (No class in Thanksgiving Week) , 27, Dec 4, 2018

Time: 9am – 3:30pm (6 hrs with 1/2 hr break for lunch)

Number of Students: 3 max

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

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

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.

Email Carl Ford (carl@carlford.us) if you want to be added to the waiting list for this class.
Fall
Thursdays
Sep-Dec
2018
9am-3:30pm
10 Day Class


Class is FULL!

Stay turned for Winter 2019 Class Schedule

Tuition $700 +
Materials $0
"Thursday Fall Woodturning Workshop" class in my 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 Thursdays between September 13 and December 6th.
(Sep 13, 20, 27, Oct 4, 11, 18, 25, Nov 1, 8, 15, 22 (No class on Thanksgiving Day) , 29, Dec 6, 2018

See class above for Time, Tuition, etc.
Fall
Wednesday
Sep 19, 26
2018
9am-3:30pm
2 Day Class


Class is FULL!

"Big, Bold and Fast Surface Decoration" class in my Studio in Poughkeepsie NY.

Please email Carl Ford (carl@carlford.us) if you would be interested in taking a similar class in the future.

The Past

2018