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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Bangle Bracelet

Bangle Bracelet

In this unique class, students will learn how to measure your wrist for a proper fit, prepare a blank and turn a wooden bangle bracelet. There is no experience required. Each student will complete a bangle bracelet. We are happy to be featuring guest instructor, David Fellows! Retired from the SC Department of Juvenile Justice, David continues to give of his time and talents as a volunteer instructor at SCDJJ.

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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 III: Natural Edge Bowl Turning

Bowl III: Natural Edge Bowl Turning

Learn how to prepare a green log for turning. We will also discuss drying and storage. Everyone will turn a natural edge 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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Lathe Tool Sharpening Class

Lathe Tool Sharpening Class

In this class we will demonstrate sharpening lathe tools on the Sorby Pro Edge and the Oneway Wolverine sharpening system. Bring two tools to sharpen.

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Router I: Basics

Router I: Basics

This class will introduce (or re-introduce) you to the router. Topics covered will include safety, basic operation, bit selection, and adjustment.

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Router II: Advanced Router Techniques

Router II: Advanced Router Techniques

This class will teach advanced router techniques and jigs to make your router more useful.

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Router III: Router Tables

Router III: Router Tables

This class will introduce (or re-introduce) you to the router table. Topics covered will include safety, basic operation, bit selection, and adjustment.

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Spindle Turning Fundamentals

Spindle Turning Fundamentals

No experience required. In this entry level class we will show you how to sharpen and use spindle turning tools including the skew and detail spindle gouge. Several small projects will be turned to be taken home.

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Tablesaw Basics

Tablesaw Basics

This class will introduce (or re-introduce) you to a tablesaw. Topics covered will include safety, basic operation, blade selection, and adjustment.

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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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Wood Prep

Wood Prep

We will be demonstrating the jointer, planer and tablesaw to prepare rough stock for use in woodworking projects.

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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) 8.06.2020 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM $70.00 Sign Up
Bowl II: Log-to-Bowl (Sat) 8.08.2020 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM $95.00 Class Full
Tablesaw Basics (Tue) 8.11.2020 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM $55.00 Sign Up
Wood Prep (Thu) 8.13.2020 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM $55.00 Sign Up
Bowl III: Natural Edge Bowl Turning (Sat) 8.15.2020 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM $95.00 Sign Up
Router I: Basics (Thu) 8.20.2020 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM $55.00 Sign Up
Bowl I: Beginners Bowl Turning (Sat) 8.22.2020 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM $95.00 Class Full
Router II: Advanced Router Techniques (Tue) 8.25.2020 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM $55.00 Sign Up
Router III: Router Tables (Thu) 8.27.2020 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM $55.00 Sign Up
Bangle Bracelet (Fri) 8.28.2020 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM $95.00 Sign Up
Turned Lidded Box (Sat) 8.29.2020 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM $95.00 Sign Up
Acrylic Pen Turning (Thu) 9.17.2020 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM $75.00 Sign Up
Bowl IV: Wooden Platter Class (Sat) 9.19.2020 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM $95.00 Sign Up
Lathe Tool Sharpening Class (Tue) 9.22.2020 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM $55.00 Sign Up
Spindle Turning Fundamentals (Thu) 9.24.2020 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM $70.00 Sign Up
Bowl I: Beginners Bowl Turning (Sat) 9.26.2020 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM $95.00 Sign Up

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