West Virginia
Woodworking: Woodturning A to Z
Gain a comprehensive understanding of woodturning and learn about this traditional art through its tools and techniques as you create your own uniquely crafted woodworks.
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Program No. 2505RJ
6 days
Starts at
6 days
5 nights
15 meals
5B 5L 5D
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At a Glance

Enjoy this hands-on woodworking class, starting with the basics and then moving to the more advanced aspects of spindle, bowl and end grain turning. Learn from professional woodworkers about safety, the lathe, tools, wood selection and preparation, mounting options and more.
Activity Level
Easy Going
Minimal walking and standing on this program.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Learn hands-on techniques from a professional artist, and spend hours in the studio perfecting your craft.
  • Enjoy evening entertainment as a group, including a covered bridges field trip, or take advantage of free studio time.
  • Be inspired by the picturesque and tranquil backdrop of the Appalachian foothills and four peaceful lakes, and explore the area’s historic covered bridges, a two-story log cabin and a one-room schoolhouse.

General Notes

Please note that there may be additional fees for supplies required. Please call for additional information. Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
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Thomas Bennett
Thomas Bennett has been an artist, woodturner, cabinet and furniture maker for 40 years. He has participated in numerous galleries and exhibitions. The Ohio River valley is the perfect setting for woodturning due to the abundance of native, sustainable hardwoods and the Appalachian crafts heritage. I feel strongly about passing the craft on through teaching and apprenticeships. The fundamentals of woodturning are simple and fun, the gateway to a vast world of technique and experimentation.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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John Sheets
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