Thomaz Brasil

ABTM - Associação Brasileira de Torneiros em Madeira SAW - Surrey Association of Woodturners

Selo Feito na Serra Carioca


Woodturning is a dangerous activity and presents risks for your heath and of physical injuries. I strongly suggest interested people to look for proper training and information about equipment, tools and security before starting on their own.

For those interested I offer practical PRE-BOOKED all-day classes in my workshop in Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro - Brazil. International students are welcomed and immersion courses may be prepared if wanted. Lessons are individual and in English.

Classes are divided in 2 levels: Basic and Advanced. Students have to state their knowledge of woodturning to qualify for advanced classes.

- Basic Course:
Topics - Security Issues, Turning History, Workshop Preparation, Lathe and Accessories, Tools, Turning Principles and Finishes.
Projects - Chess Pawn, Small Bowl, Solitaire Vase, Candle Stick, Box with Lid.

- Advanced Course:
Topics - Security Issues, Timber Selection, Timbers, Deep Excavations, Texturizing and Staining.
Projects - Deep or Natural Edge Vases, Square or Natural Edge Bowls and Platters, Hollow Forms, off-centre turning.

The lathe available is a Record Power DML36SH equiped with SuperNova Chuck, and tools are Robert Sorby and Hamlet. Students should bring their own tools if possible. Accessories, finishes and timbers are provided.

Price: € 100.00 / US$ 140.00 a day .
Classes: Individual, up to 6 hours a day, in English.

Please, contact me for Bookings and related information, such as accomodation, maps and more.

Interesting Links

Record Power
English manufacturer of lathes, tools and accessories for woodturning.

Robert Sorby
English woodturning tool and accessories manufacturer.

Hamlet Craft Tools
English woodturning tool and accessories manufacturer.

Teknatool Inc.
New Zealand manufacturer of woodturning lathes and accessories.

The ToolPost
UK based online shop with tools and other woodturning stuff.

American online shop for woodworking and turning.

Lee Valley Tools
Canadian online shop for woodworking tools and accessories.

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