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Current Classes, Events & Shows

2018    
Spring
Sat & Sun
May 5-6
2018
9am-3:30pm
Weekend Class

Space Available, Enrollment Open
"The Shear Scraper and Plates" class at the Brookfield Craft Center in Brookfield CT (10 minutes north of Danbury CT).

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.broofieldcraft.org
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
Sat & Sun
Oct 13-14
2018
9am-3:30pm
Weekend Class

Space Available, Enrollment Open
"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

Space Available, Enrollment Open
"Fall Woodturning Workshop" class at the Brookfield Craft Center in Brookfield CT (10 minutes north of Danbury CT).

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, box making, off center turning and 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.

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

I made a video to help promote my Woodturning Workshop class at the Brookfield Craft Center. Click here for the video.

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


Class is FULL!

Stay turned for Winder 2019 Class Schedule
"Fall Woodturning Workshop" class in my Studio in Poughkeepsie NY.

Same class as above. Except in 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 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

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.

The Past

2018