My Training Background
I have been an instructor and trainer throughout my work life. I taught Management part-time for Jefferson State Community College and served as an adjunct faculty member of the US Army Command General Staff College for many years.
I also teach private lessons in my home workshop on woodturning basics, bowl turning, box making, texturing and thread chasing. Contact me for more information.
Private hands hands on
Semi private hands on
Three or more
*Two hour minimum
Do you think a skew is the devil’s can opener? Perhaps Mike Peace will dispel some of your fears as he demonstrates how to use the skew as he makes some simple lathe projects. He will show what causes skew catches and skate backs and how to avoid them. He will demonstrate different types of skews and explain the pros and cons of different skew grinds and demonstrate how he sharpens a skew.
Christmas Tree Ornaments
Mike demonstrates how to turn a small Christmas tree suitable as a Christmas tree ornament or a bit larger to stand on a table. He Demonstrates making four different styles.
Multi Axis Water Bird
Mike will demonstrate turning a water bird using a simple multi axis technique that most turners can implement. This project can be done on a mini lathe using a scroll chuck.
Hot air balloon ornament, a hand bell ornament and perhaps more as well as tips and tricks for folks making ornaments to kick them up a notch
Turning Small Spindle Projects