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Turning Intensive Scholarship Deadline Oct 17 Center for Furniture Craftsmanship

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Please note: this opportunity has expired!

Schol­ar­ship dead­line for our January-March wood­turn­ing inten­sive is October 17!

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The eight-week Turning Inten­sive is designed to prepare wood­work­ers for success­ful careers as profes­sional wood­turn­ers, and is also open to amateurs who wish to bring their work up to a profes­sional level. The avail­able schol­ar­ship covers $3,000 of the tuition. Appli­ca­tion dead­line is October 17.


The Turning Inten­sive curricu­lum leads students through a sequence of hands-on projects that develop foun­da­tion skills in all facets of professional woodturning.

Archi­tec­tural wood­turn­ing – learn to construct and turn columns, balus­ters, newel posts, and mold­ings using tech­niques for dupli­ca­tion, reeding, fluting, twists, split turning, rosettes, barrel staving, segment­ing, and more.

Produc­tion wood­turn­ing – learn to turn produc­tion bowls, plat­ters, stair parts, furni­ture parts, and other objects with consis­tency, speed, and quality.

Creative wood­turn­ing – develop your aesthetic voice by making one-of-a-kind func­tional and sculp­tural objects that are turned and carved.

Furni­ture compo­nents – learn to turn and join legs, pulls, finials, rungs, and other furniture parts.

Milling – gain compe­tence with the table saw, band saw, drill press, lathe, router, and other wood­work­ing machines for stock prepa­ra­tion, forming, and joinery.

Sharp­en­ing – learn how to grind and sharpen turning, carving, and wood­work­ing tools such as gouges, skews, v‑tools, and chisels.

Tool making – solve unusual turning chal­lenges by making your own turning tools, jigs, and attachments.

Busi­ness Prac­tices – learn about esti­mat­ing time and calcu­lat­ing compet­i­tive prices in the wood­work­ing market, keeping books and other useful records, and marketing.