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Turning Learning Center

The Turning Learning Center (TLC) located at 739 Glenn Bridge Road in Arden, NC, nestled within the Solfarm Solar Company grounds. Here, we invite you to explore a wide range of woodturning classes, each delving into various techniques, and enjoy open turning days that grant you the liberty to pursue your individual woodturning projects. Our well-equipped facility features 11 Oneway lathes, and CMW extends access to a range of embellishment equipment suitable for activities such as pyrography and carving. Join us at the TLC and unlock your woodturning potential.

Where Turning Wood Turns Fun!

Turning Learning Center Equipment

  • 1800 Square Foot Facility
  • Classes and Open Turning Sessions
  • 11 Oneway Lathes (Model 1224)
  • 11 Jet Lathes (Model 1221) - Mobile Lathes.
  • 11 Lathe Accessory Toolboxes
  • 3 grinders with Wolverine Sharpening Systems.
  • Power Carving Equipment.
  • Wood Burning Equipment.
  • 14" Bandsaw.


Please note that there is a discrepancy in the location of Solfarm Co. on Google Maps. To ensure a hassle-free visit, we recommend taking the following route: Turn onto Glenn Bridge Road from NC 191, with the Dollar General store located at the corner. After driving 0.75 miles, make a right turn onto the gravel entrance leading to Solfarm, identified by its address, 739 Glenn Bridge Road. In case you miss this entrance, continue to the next right, which leads to a horse farm. From there, you can approach Solfarm through the horse farm route as depicted on the map.

For your safety, we kindly ask that you use the designated Solfarm Co. Entrance, avoiding the potentially hazardous blind hairpin curve when attempting to access 739 Glenn Bridge Rd. directly.

The generous owner of the horse farm (indicated by the yellow circle) has kindly granted us permission to utilize his access road (the green line) for individuals approaching from the north on Glenn Bridge Rd. Look for a small SolFarm sign (highlighted in the red box) marking this entrance, and please drive cautiously.

If you are traveling on Glenn Bridge Rd from the west via Hwy 191 (as shown by the blue line), your right turn will be at the base of the hairpin curve, onto a gravel drive nestled between two metal guardrails. We encourage you to park in the gravel lot (represented by the solid orange circle) or on the grassy area adjacent to the pond (indicated by the solid orange oval), then proceed to our building (marked by the orange circle) with the entrance on the right. Keep an eye out for the CMW sign displayed in the gable.

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