Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center
1540 VT RT 66, Suite 103,
VT Tech Enterprise Center
Randolph, VT 05060

(802) 728-1432


Introduction to Turning
Two Day Workshop

When: June 29th and 30th
Instructor: Mario Messina
Cost: $249 + $15 materials fee

Learn turning in our lathe workshop area from a skilled Designer Craftsman. In this turning workshop, students will be introduced to proper and safe use of the lathe to turn a small, hardwood bowl and turn spindles. Students will be introduced to several common tools and taught how to use them properly and sharpen them.


Two Day Workshop
When: June 13th to the 15th
Instructor: Mario Messina
Cost: $399 +$25 materials fee

This two day workshop will focus on turning bowls from unseasoned log blanks using the once turned method. Students will explore the once versus twice turned techniques, how to process to logs into bowl blanks, selecting for grain orientation and shape, design considerations, strategies for mounting blanks on the lathe, how to dry finish a bowl, and sanding and finishing techniques.

Ample time of the lathe will allow students to develop and refine their turning
techniques; Materials and tools will be provided however students are welcome to bring their own bowl blanks and/or turning tools. Some prior turning experience is a prerequisite for this workshop.

Openings in the Immersion Program

Build a Life in Craftsmanship and Design

The VWS Immersion Program is a full-time, furniture design and craftsmanship education. We are now enrolling for Summer starting June 17th. Prospective students are encouraged to contact VWS to discuss goals and the program options available.

Contact Us: Vermont Woodworking School 148 Main Street, Cambridge, VT 05444

Telephone: (802) 728-9101 or in VT (800)464 SBDC

Whether you are just starting out or need to update your skill set, we offer several trainings on-line and in-person.

STARTING A BUSINESS Take the 4-hour comprehensive Starting Your Own Business workshop which is taught by a local business advisor in your community.

For help with New Business or Existing Business
Contact: Michael Lash at 802-777-8244 or 802-658-9228
SBDC Business Advisor for Franklin & Grand Isle Counties

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