Come out to my shop for a half day and learn a little something about woodturning. Click here for available classes and Gift Certificates. Teaching others is just one way I like to share my love of wood.
Each class on my SquareOnline shop shows available dates. My gift certificates don’t have an associated date; I’ll work with the gift certificate recipient to schedule a date that works for them.
Bowl turning differs from spindle turning in that with a bowl, the wood is oriented differently. Because of this, we generally turn bowls with different tools than we use in spindle turning. We will cover various techniques for mounting the wood on the lathe to allow us to turn the top and the bottom of a bowl.
We will start with a relatively small bowl. The larger the piece of wood, the higher the challenge and risk to the turner. If large bowls are your goal, it is important to start small and work your way up when learning.
Take a look at a few of the bowls I have turned.
I’ll schedule classes for ornament turning in the September – November time-frame, in time to get your head around turning some ornaments for the Christmas holiday season. Ornaments can be displayed all year long, but the Christmas holiday is definitely a time when I think about displaying lots of hand crafted ornaments.
Ornament turning is SPINDLE TURNING. For many folks, this is a good place to start learning turning techniques. Here are a few of my ornaments.
Want to Learn to Turn on Your Own Lathe?
I’ve had folks bring their own lathes to my shop so that they are learning on their own equipment. You are welcome to bring your lathe if part of your goal is to learn on your own equipment. If we are doing a class on bowl turning or focusing on some larger piece (not small spindle turning), I ask that you have at least a 1 HP machine. Using a machine with less power can be frustrating and quite time-consuming. Contact me to discuss other options.