Hasting Coastal Woodworks

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Hasting Coastal Woodworks
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Salem, OR76 contributions
Apr 2016 • Couples
Think you've done everything there is to do in Newport? If you haven't been to Hasting Coastal Woodworks, think again. My wife and I enjoyed a fun afternoon date taking a quick woodturning class from Tom--he runs the place--and learning how to work a lathe.

Upon our arrival, Tom invited us back into the shop and let us pick out some blocks of wood that he had prepared ahead of time. Then he showed us the basics of the lathe, how it worked, and how to safely operate it. After a quick demo, we switched on the machines and started carving.

It was fascinating to watch the block of plain wood take shape in front of me. I'd used a lathe only once before (in a shop class in 8th grade), so this may as well have been a new experience for me. My wife had never used a lathe at all. We both found it easy to learn and fun to do, and we're thinking of trying another class next time we're in town.

Tom was friendly and welcoming. He showed us how to do each step of the pen-making process, then stepped back and let us do the work. He only stepped in to offer suggestions or corrections when absolutely necessary, but he was ready and willing to answer questions through the whole process. We learned a lot from him.

About 90 minutes later (exactly what we were told to expect), we were able to take home wooden pens that we had made ourselves, and we're both very happy with how they turned out.

Hasting Coastal Woodworks also offers woodturning classes for making bottle stoppers and bowls. Prices are reasonable for the experience combined with the final product, and details are available on the company's website. I'd recommend calling at least a day in advance to book a class. In addition to the wood shop, there's a retail store where visitors can purchase other carved objects, all of a high quality. Classes and purchases can be paid for by cash or card.

The shop is about two blocks from the Aquarium Village on the south side of the Yaquina Bay Bridge. Getting there was easy; parking would have been easy if not for some road construction out front.

Bring clothes you don't mind getting a little sawdust on, but otherwise just come have a good time and learn a new art!
Written April 30, 2016
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Terry T
Rogers, AR20 contributions
Aug 2017 • Friends
Me Hastings runs an excellent shop for classes and also creative works offered for sale.

My wood turning class was excellent and advanced my skills much more quickly than I could have on my own.
Written August 19, 2017
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