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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.

Bowl Turning 07.24.21

Introduction to Turning 

July 24th, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.


Looking for a relatively inexpensive route to woodworking? Turning is one of the easiest and most affordable ways to get involved in woodworking. You only need to purchase (or borrow!) a lathe and a couple of 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.

This is a Level One class. No experience is required.

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Intro to turning 08.21.21

Bowl Turning

August 21st, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 


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!

*Introduction to Turning is a prerequisite for this class*

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