With Sam Angelo
For questions on
classes contact Sam at firstname.lastname@example.org:
cell 307-431-5395-Billings, Mt
• Robust Sweet
16 lathe (Swing is adjustable to 32 inches)
• Robust Scout
lathe-14 inch swing (height can be adjusted to a
seated turning position)
• Jet Midi
lathe 1221 VS
“I am now a
Robust Lathe dealer. Please contact me if you
have any questions.” *One full, 6 hour day of
instruction will be provided as a bonus for
anyone who purchases a Robust Lathe from me.
Structure and general information
FOR 1-2 or 3
• Cost for woodturning classes
will be based on an hourly rate of $30
Schedule a class by the hour (s) you choose
Or by one full day or multiple days
rate $180 per person (6 hour day)
• Wood for rough-turning bowls
(green wood) and other basic projects will be
• Dry Bowl blanks ready for
completion will be available for purchase
Materials for some projects will be available at
cost, for example: pen kits and pen blanks, or
exotic woods for thread chasing and other
Custom Classes can be designed on
thread chasing, hollowing,
embellishing, or on a topic
you select. Cost will be based on my prep time
and cost of
• Special Note on class
fees: For any student who has completed 18 hours
or 3 full
days of instruction, the $30 per hour
rate will be reduced to $20 per hour for any
- Lunch provided each day.
- 3 student Maximum in any class
- Hours: 9:00
a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Motel accommodations/directions: ask
Introduction to woodturning is a beginning course
covering the basics of woodturning on the lathe.
Students will be provided the proper foundation
for further exploration in turning. No prior
experience using a lathe is required. Topics to
be covered will include safety, tool basics
including sharpening, cutting techniques,
“chucking” wood to the lathe, operation of the
wood lathe and the completion of several small
Woodturners with experience beyond a basic
introductory level should consider challenging
their skills with advanced turning techniques and
projects. Topics and projects for this class will
be determined by the instructor in collaboration
Menu of Possible topics
Length of classes will vary from 1 to 3 days
Basic Bowl Turning- Covers the proper steps for
turning a cross-grain bowl.
Basics of green
wood bowl turning: incorporating all steps from
understanding grain, milling a bowl from a log,
drying techniques, re-chucking, and finishing
cuts. Participants will have a finished bowl or
two to take home. Assumes some woodturning
experience on the lathe.
Turning Bark Edge or
Natural edge Bowls will cover approaches for
turning a bark-edge bowl, green turning vs.
finish-turning, sanding and applying a finish. A
bark edge bowl will be completed in this class.
Assumes intermediate skills in bowl turning.
Small Projects- Projects such as twig pots,
pens, bottle stoppers, and Christmas tree
ornaments will be covered in this class.
Possible topics based on grain orientation:
Faceplate or “cross-grain” pieces—small cutting
board, bowl-Plate or platter
grain-lidded box, eggcup, scoop, pen or pencil
Design –A discussion on the Golden Mean and
Fibbonachi’s contribution to what is considered
“pleasing to the eye” is a good place to start.
Students will participate in activities that will
challenge their own understanding of form versus
function. Topics for investigation will include
bowls, lidded containers and/or hollow forms.
This topic could be a one or two day class or
part of a traditional turning class. I invite you
to explore form, texture, color, and to challenge
the growth of your own untapped self-expression.
Venture outside your comfort zone and reach
beyond your current skill level. Prerequisite:
assumes some basic skills in turning.
Finishes and Finishing techniques: Projects for
this class will be selected partly by the
application of a particular finish to the
project. Oils, shellac, lacquer, friction
polishes, waxing, sanding and wood preparation
will be explored. You are welcome to bring one or
two of your own projects to finish.
Sam Angelo Instructor PHONE 1-307-431-5395