LET Program (Less Experienced Turners)
The LET program is a NCWT club-sponsored program designed to help less experienced turners receive personal group instruction from the more experienced turners of the club. It is organized and run by volunteer members of the club.
A schedule of classes and instruction are organized by the LET committee. (The schedule will appear in the newsletter and on the club website calendar.) All members of the club can sign up for LET classes. The cost of the class is $10 and there are usually 3 to 4 classes held per year. There is one head instructor per class and usually 2 to 3 helpers. Since specific turning techniques are being taught, the student only uses the tools provided by the club.
Typical classes teach beginning to intermediate bowl turning, spindle turning, and general faceplate work. Class sizes range from 3 to a maximum of 9 students. Participants should bring a lunch. The classes are held Saturday afternoons following the regularly scheduled club meeting from about 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The attending students are expected to help set up the lathes after the regular morning meeting and then clean up and put all the lathes and equipment away when the class is over.