CLASSES

Learn How to Make Cool Stuff

By offering classes, we hope to teach beginners and advanced learners about skills and techniques. Unless noted, all required tools and materials are provided so all the student is responsible for when they show up is learning and having fun.

The resident Mann Tool instructor, David Pietras, is a South Carolina native and has lived in Columbia for 53 years. He started woodworking in 1978 when he was hired by Doc Wildes Funky House Building CompanyTools. His love for the forests and his passion for wood shows in many of his designs and projects. One of his favorite things he has done in his career was being a high school woodworking teacher for four years.

Acrylic Pen Turning

Acrylic Pen Turning

No experience required. In this entry level class we will show you how to set up the lathe and guide you through the proper procedure to complete a Slimline acryllic pen. Everyone will turn a pen.

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Bowl I: Beginners Bowl Turning

Bowl I: Beginners Bowl Turning

We will show you how to set up for bowl turning and guide you through the turning process using the proper tools to complete the bowl. Students will take home one project.

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Bowl II: Log-to-Bowl

Bowl II: Log-to-Bowl

Learn how to prepare a green log for turning.We will also discuss drying and storage. Everyone will turn a bowl.

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Bowl IV: Wooden Platter Class

Bowl IV: Wooden Platter Class

This course will guide you through the process to make a wooden platter. Students will take home one project.

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CNC 101: Intro to Software

CNC 101: Intro to Software

6:00pm-8:30pm. Students will follow along with the instructor as he lays out various techniques and discusses several strategies to get the most out of your CNC or Shaper Origin. He will also cover some inexpensive or free software that will give you more options in creating unique projects.

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River Table Class-Two Day Class

River Table Class-Two Day Class

Ever thought of making a river table? Mixing epoxy and wood together makes a beautiful combination. All it takes is some time and few materials. This class will show you how to make a form, prep your wood, mix your epoxy, color your epoxy, and extract the finished product from the form. The wood will be ambrosia maple and any coloring of your choice. This class is making the top only. We do ask that you bring a drill (not an impact) to mix the epoxy, and an orbital sander. You can take the finished product home with you. The table will be approximately 24”x16”X1.25”. This is a 2 day class spanning two consecutive Saturdays.

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Turned Lidded Box

Turned Lidded Box

In this unique class students will learn how to make a lidded box on the lathe. Topics covered will include safety, wood selection, design, proper mounting techniques and finish. Everyone will turn a box. Some turning experience is required.

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Turned Tulip Class

Turned Tulip Class

This class will take you through the processes of turning a wooden Tulip flower. Everyone takes home a flower.

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Wooden Pen Turning

Wooden Pen Turning

No experience required. In this entry level class we will show you how to set up the lathe and guide you through the proper procedure to complete a slimline wooden pen.

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CLASSES SCHEDULE

Learn How to Make Cool Stuff

Title Date Time Cost
Wooden Pen Turning (Thu) 5.06.2021 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM $80.00 Class Full
Bowl I: Beginners Bowl Turning (Fri) 5.07.2021 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM $105.00 Class Full
Bowl I: Beginners Bowl Turning (Sat) 5.08.2021 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM $105.00 Class Full
Turned Tulip Class (Fri) 5.14.2021 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM $105.00 Sign Up
Bowl II: Log-to-Bowl (Sat) 5.15.2021 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM $105.00 Class Full
Turned Lidded Box (Fri) 5.21.2021 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM $105.00 Sign Up
Bowl IV: Wooden Platter Class (Sat) 5.22.2021 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM $105.00 Sign Up
River Table Class-Two Day Class (Sat) 6.12.2021 9:00 AM - 2:00 AM $400.00 Class Full
Acrylic Pen Turning (Thu) 6.24.2021 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM $85.00 Sign Up
Bowl I: Beginners Bowl Turning (Fri) 6.25.2021 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM $105.00 Sign Up
Bowl II: Log-to-Bowl (Sat) 6.26.2021 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM $105.00 Sign Up
CNC 101: Intro to Software (Wed) 6.30.2021 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM $65.00 Sign Up

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