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Introduction to Woodturning

Adirondack Folk School 51 Main St., Lake Luzerne

To every season turn, turn, turn! This course is for people who have an interest in learning how to turn. The emphasis will be on learning how to use the lathe and tools safely and correctly. In this class you will learn the basics of creating spindle-based objects. Then you will use your new-found skills to create a candlestick and a wooden pen. Friends and family will be truly impressed! You'll need to take this class before moving on to the more advanced turning classes.

Lidded Catch All Basket

Adirondack Folk School 51 Main St., Lake Luzerne

The simplicity of this "catch all" has a slight graceful curve at the corners, rimmed with a hoop and lashed with cane. Woven using reed, Dona will share tips on shaping up the sides. This is a student favorite of Dona's designs. The lid allows for students to hide away their trinkets inside. This is a quick and fun project for all, with great results! This basket is appropriate for basket weavers of all levels. Dimensions 6" x 7" x 7" high.

Let’s Make Tools!

Adirondack Folk School 51 Main St., Lake Luzerne

All good blacksmiths need to be able to make tools that enable them to make beautiful pieces. This fun class is an opportunity for smiths to make these essential tools and more importantly, to learn toolmaking so you may make even more tools at your shop whenever you need them. You will make various sizes of punches and drifts, as well as chisels, and we will delve into set hammers, cut-off chisels, and bottom tooling depending on interests and time available. You will also learn how to anneal; heat treat and temper all of your new tools.

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