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Learning Center Open Shop, 9am - Noon, Host: Ron Hanssen & Tom Dresch

Friday, June 14, 2019, 9:00 AM until 12:00 PM
OVWG Learning Center
6620 Montgomery Road
Cincinnati, OH  45213
Ronald Hanssen
Open Shop
Registration is recommended
No Fee

OVWG Members may come to the Learning Center (LC) to use the equipment to work on their own projects. The Open Shop Coordinators can provide coaching on a variety of basic and more advanced woodturning skills. Open Shop periods are not formal classes. Members attending an Open Shop should not expect to receive exclusive, 1 on 1, classroom type instruction from the LC Coordinator.  

OVWG Members may also arrange to meet an OVWG Mentor at an Open Shop in order to receive more personal coaching. The list of mentors is at the end of each news letter, and is also on the website in the About Us tab.


By registering for this open shop, OVWG members agree to abide by the following operating principles. A complete set of the LC Operating Principles is posted on the bulletin board in the LC.


The LC Coordinator is responsible for the overall operation of the LC. Safe turning is a first priority for activities and events in the LC. Posted Safety Rules will be followed at all times. Anyone operating equipment for the first time must receive a Safety briefing for that tool from the Coordinator. No powered equipment may be used unless there are at last two people present in the LC.


Before leaving the LC, the members in attendance must return the LC to as-found or better condition. This includes, but not limited to, sweeping floor, removing dust from tools, closing/locking tool cabinets, and unplugging power equipment.


The LC Coordinator has the authority to stop activities not believed to be consistent with safety and these principles. 

OVWG Learning Center is located at Kennedy Heights Cultural Campus
6620 Montgomery Road, Kennedy Heights, OH  45213 

The entrance to our studio is on the South side of the building, by the loading dock area.

Click here for map --->     Click here for a picture of the entry door to our studio---> 


OVWG is proud to be one of 350+ worldwide chapters of the American Association of Woodturners
We encourage you to join this fine organization.
The American Association of Woodturners (AAW) is an international, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.
            AAW's mission is to provide education, information, and organization to those interested in turning wood.