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 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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Celtic Knot Pen

Celtic Knot Pen

We will be making a Celtic Knot pen blank and then turning it on the lathe. Some pen turning experiance is required.

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Snowman Pen

Snowman Pen

In this class learn to turn a unique alternative style of ink pen! A one piece snowman pen. No experience required. All materials are provided. Each student will complete one pen.

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Turned Christmas Angel

Turned Christmas Angel

In this class we will turn a wooden angel that can be hung as an ornament or placed on a table. All materials are included.

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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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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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Adirondack Chair Featuring Shaper Origin

Adirondack Chair Featuring Shaper Origin

Ever thought about building a chair but worried the joinery and curves would be too difficult? With Shaper Origin and Workstation you can conquer the tough parts with confidence!! This class will give you hands on techniques and strategies to cut the most difficult aspects of a modern Adirondack chair design. In this 5 hour class we will cut the patterns from MDF. You can take the files, plans and patterns home to finish up. This an outdoor design so you can use a hearty species from our large inventory of lumber to finish at home if you would like. The class fee will include use of a Shaper Origin and Workstation, plus MFT worktable. MDF will be provided for patterns. This is a premium class with room for 4 students. Safety and social distancing will be practiced. Cost will be $300 per student.

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CLASSES SCHEDULE

Learn How to Make Cool Stuff

Title Date Time Cost
Snowman Pen (Thu) 12.17.2020 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM $70.00 Sign Up
Turned Christmas Angel (Sat) 12.19.2020 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM $95.00 Sign Up
Wooden Pen Turning (Thu) 1.14.2021 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM $80.00 Sign Up
Bowl I: Beginners Bowl Turning (Fri) 1.15.2021 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM $105.00 Sign Up
Bowl I: Beginners Bowl Turning (Sat) 1.16.2021 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM $105.00 Sign Up
Bowl II: Log-to-Bowl (Sat) 1.23.2021 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM $105.00 Sign Up
Bowl III: Natural Edge Bowl Turning (Sat) 1.30.2021 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM $105.00 Sign Up
Acrylic Pen Turning (Thu) 2.11.2021 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM $85.00 Sign Up
Bowl I: Beginners Bowl Turning (Fri) 2.12.2021 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM $105.00 Sign Up
Bowl I: Beginners Bowl Turning (Sat) 2.13.2021 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM $105.00 Sign Up
Turned Lidded Box (Fri) 2.19.2021 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM $105.00 Sign Up
Adirondack Chair Featuring Shaper Origin (Sat) 2.27.2021 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM $300.00 Sign Up
Celtic Knot Pen (Thu) 3.11.2021 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM $85.00 Sign Up
Bowl I: Beginners Bowl Turning (Sat) 3.13.2021 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM $105.00 Sign Up
Adirondack Chair Featuring Shaper Origin (Sat) 3.20.2021 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM $300.00 Sign Up

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Sales and Service
Tuesday - Friday 8am - 5pm
Saturday - 8am - 2pm
Closed Sunday & Monday

2020 Holiday Hours

Closed Thanksgiving Day, November 26

Closing at 3pm on Christmas Eve, December 24
Closed Christmas Day, December 25

Closing at 3pm on New Year's Eve, December 31
Closed New Year's Day, January 1