Dave Taylor will be leading Hands-On Sessions on the 3rd Monday of each month between 6:30 PM and 9:30 PM from January to June. Enrollment is limited to TWG members in good standing.
Dave will be focussing on working safely, sharpening, effective use of tools, sound turning techniques, etc. However, these Hands-On Sessions aren't just for beginners. If you are having difficulties mastering a tool or technique, drop by to get your questions answered and to improve your confidence. There is no charge in addition to membership dues, but you will be expected to help set up and clean up as part of the class. You are also encouraged to bring your finished pieces to the Show and Tell table at the General Meeting.
Participants must bring their own tools, safety equipment, and wood to turn. Dates are subject to change if the College is closed for a holiday (as in February). In poor weather, Humber announces that their facilities are closed. Unless the College announces its activities are suspended due to weather or other circumstances, members should assume hands-on sessions are proceeding as described above.
List of items TWG members planning to attend need to bring
Use of shop lathes and grinder
Lathe Safety Guidelines - Partial listing
Please see the AAW for more comprehensive safety information regarding Lathe Safety.
Other power tools woodturners often use are chainsaws, table saws, mitre saws and band saws. The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) offers valuable advice on the safe use of these tools.