The Rosato Woodturning Center
Vermont's Community Woodturning Maker Space
Sign up today to carve trees into treasures.
1. Choose a project
Look below for a list of projects you can make. Each project has an estimated duration for how long it will take you to make it.
2. Choose a date and time
Attendees are welcome to work on any project whenever the shop is open. Nick Rosato will be there to guide you through the process of your personal project. Choose a date and time you would like to come into the shop.
3. Tell your friends
We can have five people in the shop at any time. Bring your friends along. Fill out hte form below to reserve your spot. We can host special parties and corporate team building events as well.
Because we are a local business we rely heavily on word of mouth. It would be wonderful if you shared our classes with your friends and told them about your experience. Like us on Facebook or forward them an email to this website. Thanks!
Dates and Times
Rosato Woodturning Center is open the following days and times, excluding holidays. You are welcome to come to the shop any of these times. Last minute? No problem. If there is a lathe available you will be welcome to make your own project. Fill out the form below to request a time. The latest scheduled start time is 5:30pm.
Mondays - 1pm - 830pm.
Thursdays - 1pm - 830pm
Sundays 10am - 4pm
Beginner Projects - Choose one of these projects if you have never turned wood before. Each of these can be accomplished with guidance and a bit of enthusiasm.
Ice Cream Bowl - Time 2 hrs - Cost $85 - Make a hardwood bowl that will fit in your hand and last a lifetime. You can use it for eating anything from salad to ice cream to cereal to oatmeal. Gift it to a friend or keep it for yourself. This is a great first project.
French Rolling Pin - Time 1.5 hrs - Cost $70- Every kitchen should have a hardwood rolling pin. Make your own, or make two or three for gifts for your family and friends. They are great for rolling out pies, pizza crusts, and cookie dough. Quality rolling pins can sell for fifty or sixty dollars. Experience making your own for a few dollars more.
Mortar and Pestle - Time 2 hours - Cost $85
You will shape your own mortar out of a chunk of hardwood and shape the pestle to fit your hand. This heirloom project can be used to crush and grind herbs and spices and grains. You will experience spindle and faceplate turning.
Upcoming Bowl Turning Classes
Sunday July 16 - 10am - 4pm - $150
Saturday July 22 - 10am - 4pm. - $150
Make your own $100 bowl! Join this class for an in-depth experience for beginner and novice woodturners. This course will take you through all the stages of bowl turning. All tools and wood will be provided. If you have tools you are encouraged to bring them. You will make a gorgeous hardwood bowl roughly 10" in diameter.
- How to cut a tree to make bowl blanks
- What a wood lathe is and how to use it safely
- How to select gouges, sharpen, and proper cutting techniques.
- Designing bowls for function and beauty
- Using wood from your backyard
- How to sand and finish your bowl for food
- Each participant will make at least one bowl, two if time permits.
- Fill out the form at the bottom of the page to sign up.