Class Descriptions

 

Beginner Bowl Turning

This beginner class is an 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 visit the Registration Page 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.

   

          

 

Intermediate Bowl Turning

This class is geared for the student who has previously taken a beginner class or has past experience with bowl turning or other face grain turning. We will review some beginner information and practice the basics to make sure everyone is up to speed, then start learning more complicated procedures such as making finishing cuts and scrapes on a dry bowl, turning a footed bottom, exploring various shapes and forms, and embellishing with color and texture.

Intermediate Bowl Turning is a great alternative for students who aren't quite ready for the advanced class.

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 visit the Registration Page to view dates, times, location and cost for this class.


CLASS OUTLINE


    I       Working Safely


    II      Bowl Turning Tools

            And Equipment


    III     Sharpening And Reshaping

            Turning Tools Using Jigs

    IV     Processing Logs Into Bowl Blanks

    V      Bowl Blank Mounting Methods

    VI     Types Of Bowl Gouge Cuts

            And Scrapes

    VII    Turning The Outside Of The Bowl

    VIII   Using Tenons And Recesses

 

    IX     Turning The Inside Of The Bowl

 

    X      Finishing The Bottom Of

            The Bowl

 

    XI     Exploring Shapes And Design

    XII    Finish Turning A Dry Bowl

 

    XIII   Power Sanding

 

    XIV   Applying Final Finishes 

 

    Agenda may vary depending on

    location of class.

 

Advanced Bowl Turning

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 visit the Registration Page 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.