Ladies Only Wood Turning – April 8 & 9, 2017
Saturday & Sunday, 9 am – 5 pm
Instructor: Brian Cunfer
Location: Windsor Chair Shop of Lancaster County, Kirkwood (Directions)
In this ladies only workshop, instructor Brian Cunfer will give an overview of wood-turning, and introduce the mini-lathe, the use of the tools involved, and the affordability of setting yourself up to use a lathe at home. Cunfer will also instruct students on the use and application of a number of woodturning tools, including the Garden Dibble and Spurtle (Scottish stirring stick).
Students will have hands-on experience and will use a mini-lathe to turn a spinning top, decorative ornament, a basting brush, a honey dipper, and, if time allows, a small bowl.
- safety glasses
- please bring your lunch with you – there is a refrigerator & microwave on site
- roughing gouge*
- 3/8″ spindle gouge*
- parting tool*
*Brian has a few sets of these tools available for student use if you do not have them already. However, if you have these tools on hand, please bring them.
Biography: Brian started making American Windsor Chairs in 1993 at John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, North Carolina. After he made his first Loop Back Chair, he was fascinated by the gracefulness of the Windsor design and would return each year while on vacation to make a different style Windsor chair under the guidance of Dana Hatheway. Currently Brian makes American Windsor Chairs full-time and is former president of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen.