Classes at Marc Adams School of Woodworking

Multi-Axis Turning With Mark Sfirri

Dates: 6/3/2013 - 6/7/2013
Tool List: Click here for tool list

Cost: $725
Materials: $40
Deposit: $300

Masters Fellowship Turning

This workshop will be based around multi-axis turning between centers which can be used by both furniture makers and avid woodturners. Mark will cover basic straight spindle turning techniques and techniques that are specific to multi-axis work. One of the key issues that will be addressed is how to get good results with an interrupted cut, something that is basic to multi-axis turning. Mark will cover tool sharpening for the three basic tools that he uses: a detail gouge, a 5/8 bowl gouge (yes a bowl gouge for spindle turning), and a 1 roughing gouge. All of Marks work is done without the use of any special chucks, just a cup or safe center in the headstock (no spur centers) and a cup center, live center in the tail stock. He will begin with a 1700s pad foot leg, discussing layout and process, and then demonstrate a number of other projects that utilize this technique to produce objects that may not be readily identifiable as turned. Throughout the week he will also demonstrate how to use shaping and carving techniques to further embellish your turned objects. Students will have a lot of time to practice all of these techniques throughout the week.

Key Points:

*Proper Sharpening Techniques
*Tool Selection
*Procedure for layout
*Proper tool cutting techniques
*Applications to furniture

There is a $45 annual registration fee that will be added to your the total amount of the class if this is the first class you are registering for this season.

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