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Intro to the Lathe with Jesse Marques - Slot 3

  • Saturday, April 01, 2023
  • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • 36 Talcott Street, Hartford, CT 06103
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1st Slot Date/Time: Saturday, April 1st, 2022 from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM

2nd Slot Date/Time: Saturday, April 1st, 2022 from 10:45 AM to 12:15 AM

3rd Slot Date/Time: Saturday, April 1st, 2022 from 12:30 AM to 1:45 AM

Cost: Members $59/ Non-members $79

Age: 18+

Prerequisites: N/A

This is an introduction to the tools and techniques for wood turning on the lathe. Add this powerful tool to your repertoire to upgrade your making game! This course is open to everyone from novice makers first starting to create to veteran craftspeople looking to expand their skillset. 

Sign up for one of three time-slots for one-on-one instruction:

  • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  • 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
  • 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

Lathe Safety: 

  • Safety Gear

  • Proper Use of Equipment

Wood Preparation

  • Swapping out Bits

  • Choosing the Correct Bit


  • Styles of Mounting

  • Choosing the Correct Chisel

  • Using a Parting Tool


  • Sanding

  • Finishing Technique

  • “Squaring”

  • Hollowing

  • Chisel Sharpening for the lathe

Basic Information

  • Feeds and Speeds

  • Vocabulary and Parts of the Lathe

  • Types of wood

  • Toxic and do not turn materials (spaulding, wenge)

  • Best conditions for turning

  • Other turnable materials

  • Types of Tools

  • Calculations

Other Content:

  • Where to source materials

  • Locations of tools and batteries

  • Storage options at MCT

About the InstructorJesse Marques makes and sells lathe-turned pens on his instagram. Check out his website to see some of his work.

HEALTH & SAFETY: Our facility is mask-optional as of Friday, April 1, 2022. Please click here for more info.

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Location: 36 Talcott Street, Hartford, CT 06103

Phone: 860-619-MAKE.  Email: info@makerspacect.com

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