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Florida School of Woodwork adds wood turning studio

The Florida School of Woodwork, a woodworking and furniture making school in Tampa, Fla., has added a new space is devoted to woodturning.

The woodturning studio will provide students interested in learning to turn bowls, plates and vessels a dedicated facility that houses high quality, brand new equipment, including 12 Jet Midi lathes, designed for both amateur and professional turners.

“We are really starting to put Florida on the map as the go to place wood based craft,” Kate Swann, the school’s director, said in a statement. “We are attracting the attention of some of the best turners in the U.S., such Beth Ireland and Mark Gardner. The addition of this new studio is going to be wonderful for our growing student base. Each student will have their own lathe, work bench and the school is adding more classes for carving, pyrography and surface design work which is a direct compliment to lathe work.”

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