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Classes at the Wood Lab Makerspace

The Wood Lab Makerspace is located at the Hocking College Sylvania Educational Site at 17690 Sylvania Ave, Nelsonville Ohio 45764. The Sylvania Educational Site is home to our Carpentry program, Commercial and Residential Electric program, and Laboratory Sciences program.


Woodworking Career Alliance Passport Certification 

March 1st - March 5th, 2021
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
$500 + $55 WCA enrollment fee
This five-class series is required for Hocking Makers Network Access Members. Nationally recognized in the wood-sector; the WCA Passport is offered to the General Public as well. 

Monday – Basic Layout and Measurement

Tuesday – Table Saw

Wednesday – Joiner/Planer

Thursday – Router Table/Shaper

Friday – Band Saw/Drill Press/Lathe


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Introduction to Bowl Turning 

April 10th, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm 

In this fun and affordable single-session class you will learn how to turn a bowl - from wood selection through final finishing, and everything in between. We focus heavily on technique, safety and proper tool usage throughout the class, and the best part is that you leave our shop with a beautiful hardwood bowl in your hands to display proudly! 

*pre-requisite Lathe Basics

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Lathe Basics

(Spindle Turning) 

March 5th, 4:00 - 7:00 pm 


Looking for a relatively inexpensive route to woodworking? Turning is one of the easiest and most affordable ways to get involved in woodworking. One needs only purchase (or borrow!) a lathe and a couple basic tools. In this class we will discuss a variety of key features one should look for in a lathe, the tools required to get started, and the fundamentals of lathe use. Students will practice turning a series of coves and beads before completing an assigned project. 

*A pre-requisite for Pen Turning and Bowl Turning. 


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Pen Turning, An Introduction 

March 22nd, 4:00 - 7:00 pm


his class is designed for the student who wants to learn how to turn pens on the lathe. In this class the student will learn all of the steps involved in pen turning from the preparation of the blanks to turning and finishing options. Students will be introduced to the many different species of wood and styles of pen kits that are available, to make beautiful pens. All materials are included.


*pre-requisite Lathe Basics

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