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December 2018

Razor Sharp Tools Made Simple

December 10, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Convivium Urban Farmstead, 2811 Jackson Street
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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$25

For a chisel, hand plane or any other edged tool to work properly and safely, it must be razor sharp. The problem is, getting a tool truly sharp can be elusive unless you have good sharpening equipment and a technique that yields fast and repeatable results. Luckily, we have a solution! Join instructor, Paul Opperman, for Convivium's Razor Sharp Tools Made Simple class that will allow you to take home both the techniques and basic equipment so that with a bit of…

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February 2019

Build Your Own Classic Toolbox

February 4 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Convivium Urban Farmstead, 2811 Jackson Street
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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$55

During this three day class, you will learn or reinforce effective techniques for using familiar hand tools such as a handsaw, wood chisel, and hand plane - as well as the characteristics of a variety of woods – as you build a simple, classic toolbox with a drawer. 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 traditional methods using hand tools can…

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March 2019

Basics of Woodturning Workshop – Full

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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Wood Carving, Comfort Bird – Full

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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