Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Cedar Hill, MO.
I always start with lathe and personal safety, then tools names, showing the bevels and basic usage of each tool & sharping. then i have them turn in between centers (but i use a cup center in head stock in stead of drive spur so it slips if they have a catch) proper tool rest height, how to stand and hold tools, 2x2x8 using rouging gouge,round the blank, then show them wood the grain, cutting against and with the grain. then they cut coves and beads, round it back down and i let them cut out a honey dipper or before Christmas a ice icicle ornament. hope this helps
"Just because your not bleeding, don't mean your turning safely"..