Class Descriptions

 
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Beginner Bowl Turning I

One Day Introductory Class

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This beginner class is a one day introductory class. It's an excellent opportunity for new students to try bowl turning without having to invest time and tuition in a two day comprehensive class.

 

This class is a basic introduction to bowl turning and no experience is necessary. We will focus on developing the basic skills needed to turn a simple wooden bowl from "green" unseasoned log wood. Students will learn how to properly execute bevel rubbing cuts and scraping techniques using a bowl gouge. We will also be using detail gouges, parting tools, and scrapers, along with various lathe accessories, hand tools and measuring tools. This is a hands-on class and with the instructors help, each student will work at their own pace at their own work station.

All tools, equipment, materials and supplies will be provided, however, students are required to provide their own face shield and wear it during class. Students may bring their own turning tools if they wish, but please note that tools with carbide cutters will not be used in this class.

Please Click Here to view dates, times, location and cost for this class.

CLASS OUTLINE

 

    I       Working Safely

    II      Bowl Turning Tools And Equipment

    III     Processing Logs Into Bowl Blanks

    IV     Mounting Bowl Blanks To Lathe

    V     Types Of Bowl Gouge Cuts

    VI     Turning The Outside Of The Bowl

    VII    Turning The Inside Of The Bowl

    VIII   Finishing The Bottom Of The Bowl

    Agenda may vary depending on

    location of class.

 

 

 
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Beginner Bowl Turning II

Two Day Comprehensive Class

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This two day beginner class is a comprehensive introduction to bowl turning and no experience is necessary. We will focus on developing the basic skills needed to turn a simple wooden bowl from "green" unseasoned log wood.

Working at a power lathe, students will learn how to properly execute bevel rubbing cuts and scraping techniques using a bowl gouge. We will also be using a detail gouge, parting tool and scraper, along with various lathe accessories, hand tools and measuring tools.  Although this is a beginner class, it is also a great refresher course for the intermediate bowl turner.

All tools, equipment, materials and supplies will be provided, however, students are required to provide their own face shield and wear it during class. Students may bring their own turning tools if they wish, but please note that tools with carbide cutters will not be used in this class.

Please Click Here to view dates, times, location and cost for this class.

CLASS OUTLINE

 

    I       Working Safely

    II      Bowl Turning Tools And Equipment

    III     Sharpening Turning Tools

    IV     Processing Logs Into Bowl Blanks

    V      Bowl Blank Mounting Methods

    VI     Types Of Bowl Gouge Cuts

    VII    Turning The Outside Of The Bowl

    VIII   Turning The Inside Of The Bowl

    IX     Finishing The Bottom Of The Bowl

    X      Drying And Sealing

            (Discussion only)

    XI     Finish Turning A Dry Bowl

            (Discussion only)

   XII    Applying Final Finishes

           (Discussion only)

    Agenda may vary depending on

    location of class.

   

          

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Advanced Bowl Turning

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In the Advanced Bowl Turning class we will explore the artistic side of bowl turning by learning how to turn natural edge bowls, wing bowls and various other artistic pieces. This class is designed for the student who is confident in the proper use of a wood lathe and all associated bowl turning tools and equipment. They must be able to properly execute bevel rubbing cuts and scrapes with a bowl gouge. Correct tool-to-wood presentation is critical due to the interrupted nature of the cuts involved to turn these pieces. To register for this class a student is required to have previously taken the beginner class or intermediate class, or have equivalent  experience. 

All tools, equipment, materials and supplies will be provided, however, students are required to provide their own face shield and wear it during class. Students may bring their own turning tools if they wish, but please note that tools with carbide cutters will not be used for teaching purposes in this class.

Please Click Here to view dates, times, location and cost for this class.

CLASS OUTLINE

    I       Working Safely

    II      Bowl Turning Tools And Equipment

    III     Advanced Tool Sharpening

    IV     Exploring Shape And Design For

            Artistic Bowls

    V      Processing Logs For Artistic

            Turnings

    VI     Advanced Bowl Blank

            Mounting Methods

    VII    Bowl Gouge Cuts For

            Natural Edge Pieces

 

    VIII   Reverse Chucking Methods

 

    IX     Sanding

 

    X      Final Finishing     

    Agenda may vary depending on

    location of class.

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