Instructor: Pete Schuh
Build on your foundational woodturning skills with practice in bowl turning techniques! Experienced instructors will focus on teaching you the proper methods of mounting bowl blanks and how to turn bowl forms using a bowl gouge, scraper, and parting tools, all while observing safe woodturning practices. During this class, students will have the opportunity to form projects from both green and dry wood, as well as fashion a natural-edge bowl. Students will also learn about harvesting, cutting, and storing their own green wood supply, tool sharpening techniques, and finishing practices to skillfully complete projects.
Bring your ideas and creativity, an impact-resistant face shield (shared classroom shields are also available for use), and closed-toe shoes.
Prerequisite: Woodturning Fundamentals
You’ll love this class if you want to learn techniques for:
- Woodturning safety, implementing ABC (Anchor, Bevel, Cut)
- Mounting bowl blanks, such as with wood-worm screws, face plates, and between centers
- Proper sanding methods, such as the various grits of sandpaper and the order they are used, the correct way to hold the sandpaper to the wood, sanding while the lathe is turning and what lathe speed is needed
- Applying a finish on and off the lathe, such as friction polish and Danish oil
- Tool sharpening
- Harvesting, cutting, and storing green wood
In this class you’ll have the opportunity to use the following equipment and materials:
- Traditional bowl and spindle gouges, scrapers, parting tools
- Wood glue
- Kiln dried and green wood to make the bowls