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March 2019

Basics of Woodturning Workshop

March 9 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Convivium Urban Farmstead, 2811 Jackson Street
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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$75

Convivium is excited to offer Basics of Woodturning – a one day workshop for beginners that will cover the basic tools and techniques of spindle and bowl turning. Taught by master woodworker, Lyndal Anthony, students will not only learn technique but gain hands-on experience turning wood to create a woodcarver’s mallet and a rustic bowl out of green wood. See the schedule outline below for more information. Space is limited to six participants per session. Two identical sessions will be…

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The Unplugged Workshop

March 11 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Convivium Urban Farmstead, 2811 Jackson Street
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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$15

Virtually all woodworkers today rely on power tools to tackle woodworking projects, but even the most 'plugged in' woodworker can benefit from understanding how and when a hand tool can make a task more efficient and more importantly, produce beautiful custom details that no machine can match. During this three hour class, you will learn effective techniques for using familiar hand tools such as a handsaw, wood chisel, and hand plane - as well as the characteristics of a variety…

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Wood Carving, Comfort Bird

March 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Convivium Urban Farmstead, 2811 Jackson Street
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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$25

A wood carving class for all ages! Join local artist, Marie McDonough, to learn the basics of power carving while making an adorable comfort bird (pictured above). This class will use a Dremel rotary tool with a sanding disc, making it safe for adults and kids alike. Students can then decorate their bird by painting, staining, adding glass eyes, and using a burning detailer to enhance and make their bird unique. Class fee is $25 and includes all materials. Recommended…

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Basics of Woodturning Workshop

March 23 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Convivium Urban Farmstead, 2811 Jackson Street
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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$75

Convivium is excited to offer Basics of Woodturning – a one day workshop for beginners that will cover the basic tools and techniques of spindle and bowl turning. Taught by master woodworker, Lyndal Anthony, students will not only learn technique but gain hands-on experience turning wood to create a woodcarver’s mallet and a rustic bowl out of green wood. See the schedule outline below for more information. Space is limited to six participants per session. Two identical sessions will be…

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Hand Cut Dovetail Joints

March 25 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Convivium Urban Farmstead, 2811 Jackson Street
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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$15

Dovetails, as well as being attractive, are the strongest of the wood joints.  Although dovetails can be cut with a machine, sometimes the machine setups are difficult and expensive. With no more than a layout tool, saw and chisel you can easily make dovetails. Join Lyndal Anthony for this one day class that will teach you the basics of how to make beautiful, hand cut dovetail joints. Purchase tickets here.

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