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Turning Classes

Why do you sit there like that?

I know it is wet

And the sun is not sunny.

Be we can have

Lots of good fun that is funny!"

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"I know some new tricks . . .

A lot of good tricks

I will show them to you

Your mother

Will not mind at all if I do."

Dr. Suess, The Cat in The Hat

See pictures below (after class details) of my most recent turning class

Because of my wife's busy schedule with the Symphony and our two little ones, I don't have a set schedule for classes. Just means I need to plan a bit in advance to make sure I can give you my full attention. Nor do I have a set class plan.  I tailor classes to your needs and requests.

I am booked for the following dates:

25-28 April 2011 - Randy

6-8 June - 2011 Bill/Jim

I'll try to remember to post better pictures of my shop after I finish items 1 thru 999 on my To Do List. I have 3 lathes available, a Powermatic 4224, Nova 3000 and a Nova DVR, and can tailor classes as you wish, including sharpening/tool tips, vacuum chucking, hollow form turning, winged bowls, finials, pepper mills, basic digital craft photography (and power carving if you wish).

Costs and Other Details

1 Day    $300

2 Day    $550

3 Day    $750

Breakfast (if you're up), Lunch, Dinner and Coffee included . . .

I live in Chesapeake, Virginia, just south of Norfolk and west of Virginia Beach about 12 miles north of the North Carolina border. There are plenty of inexpensive hotels nearby. I highly recommend Hyatt Place at 709 N. Eden Way in Chesapeake. Their phone number is 757.312.0020. It is less than 2 years old, gets great reviews, and is less than 2 miles from my house, so if you're flying in and prefer not to rent a car, I can pick you up and drop you off each morning/evening. The closest airport is Norfolk International (ORF).  Again, if you prefer not to rent a car, I'll gladly pick you up and drop you off at the airport.

I prefer 1 on 1 or 2 instruction (so I can give you my full attention and you can get your money's worth), though I will consider taking 3 students.  Of note, my spouse works full-time, and from JAN-MAR and OCT-NOV I'll likely be doing shows, so I will not schedule specific class dates.  If you're interested, email me at or call me on my cell at 757.816.5622 and we'll work out a date(s).