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Eccentric and Multi-Axis Turning Make a Lidded Box

March 24 - 27, 2022

Phillip Fuentes  ·  sawtooth.org

Workshop at a glance

Take woodturning to the next level with multiple axes and eccentric offset features using a standard chuck and basic tools.


  • Eccentric and multi-axis workholding with a standard four jaw chuck
  • Selecting and sharpening tools for multi-axis work on the lathe
  • Fitting a lid on a turned container


  • Hard wood


  • A completed eccentric box
  • Deeper understanding of four jaw chucks and workholding on the lathe

Artist Bio

Phillip Fuentes is a woodturner, woodworker, and blacksmith located in Greensboro, North Carolina. He attended The Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport Maine, also teaching there, followed by an apprenticeship in Sunbury, Ohio with Craig Vandall Stevens. Fuentes has also taught at Rockingham Community College, the John C. Campbell Folk School, and Sawtooth School for Visual Art in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He has worked in cabinet, millwork, and boat shops.
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Workshop Description

During this class students will make a lidded container from a solid block of wood utilizing multiple axes and centers to the work piece, adding a bit of difficulty in the turning and design of your container. Class discussions include using the appropriate woods and tools for this kind of work, tool sharpening techniques, and methods of holding the work on the lathe. The resulting pieces will be unique to everyone, as the method isn’t completely predictable. The exciting time you spend on the lathe will challenge your abilities. This is an intermediate level workshop requiring some proficiency with traditional woodturning tools and a willingness to challenge yourself. NOTE: No special tools are required, but you can contact the instructor to discuss them.

COURSE FEE: $560  ·  materials list

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