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Woodturning Certificate

Certificate Number 903061

Students in the new woodturning courses will have the opportunity to learn new skills or expand their knowledge in the area of safe lathe operation, wood stock selection, spindle turning, bowl turning, design, form and balance, banding of pieces of wood together, and bowl finishing. In addition, students will be exposed to principles of business skill development as they apply to the creative economy and setting up a business as a craftsperson.

Certificate Completers will be able to

. Select appropriate wood stock and prepare it for turning on a lathe.
. Explore wood lathe accessory equipment as it relates to product development.
. Demonstrate safety behaviors and best practices in woodturning.
. Produce wooden spindles and bowls.
. Evaluate finished products for design, form, balance, and the marketplace.
. Develop strategies for rough log and wood blank selection.
. Appropriately sand and finish turned items.

Curriculum

Catalog No. Description Credits

10-306-100 Woodturning 1: Introduction
3
10-306-101 Woodturning 2: Basic
3
10-306-102 Woodturning 3: Intermediate
3
10-306-103 Woodturning 4: Advanced
3

Certificate Total
12

Course Descriptions

10-306-100 Woodturning 1: Introduction...course provides the opportunity for the learner to develop the knowledge, skills, and processes of motivation, safety policies, woodturning stock, wood lathe, accessory equipment, cutting tools, catch/dig-in cuts, spindle turning setup, and product development.

10-306-101 Woodturning 2: Basic...woodturning lathe, shop safety practices, woodturning stock, cutting tools, bandsaw, sharpening, chucking, bowl turning setup and product development. (Prerequisite: Woodturning 1: Introduction, 10-306-100)

10-306-102 Woodturning 3: Intermediate...turning bowls, tool use, wood blanks, rough-turning profile, rough-hollowing, completing the profile, completing the inside, completing the base, sanding, and finishing the product. (Prerequisite: Woodturning 2: Basic, 10-306-101)

10-306-103 Woodturning 4: Advanced...safety/shop arrangements, product choices, equipment use, wood selection, gluing, spindle turning, faceplate turning, sanding/finishes, and overview of American Association of Woodturners and the marketplace. (Prerequisite: Woodturning 3: Intermediate, 10-306-102)

For more information, please contact: The NWTC Artisan and Business Center, (920) 544-5018, or contact Enrollment Services at 888-385-NWTC.