Making Connections


Expand your design options by combining forms and a variety of different materials while utilizing simple and effective methods for both static and dynamic connections between parts. Friction fit, tapered, locking, and pivoting connections will be demonstrated and practiced, and the basics of thread chasing and making ball-and-socket joints will be presented. 

Instructor:  Michael Mocho

This class is for experienced turners with basic spindle turning ability

Single day session: 9AM-3PM with full hour lunch break

Cost: $125

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Regardless of the specific topic or project, every session will include plenty of detailed information pertaining to the development of a greater understanding for how such contributing factors as material selection, mounting techniques, cutting dynamics, sharpening, stance, RPM, and pressure all effect both form and surface quality.

Emphasis is always on employing a safe and sequential approach to establish the proper feel for effective tool use in service to your design intentions.

Plenty of one-on-one turning instruction and all materials will be provided. A wide variety of design inspirations, historical examples, and resource information will also be included.

Students should bring their own tools and personal safety equipment if possible, though supplemental tools will be available. The studio is well equipped with professional quality lathes, sharpening equipment, and accessories. A recommended tool list will be provided prior to the session.