Classes at Marc Adams School of Woodworking

Woodturning With Jimmy Clewes

Dates: 10/6 - 10/10
Tool List: Click here for tool list

Cost: $750
Materials: $45
Deposit: $300

Masters Fellowship Turning

All classes have a starting point, and Jimmy will start this class by showing the correct way to sharpen your turning tools. He will then move into discussing the different tool profiles and commercial sharpening systems covering both pros and cons. Students will start with some simple spindle work learning the basic cuts in spindle turning. Next will be the use of the skew, roughing out gouge, spindle gouge and parting tool. A spindle turner can easily switch to turning bowls, but a bowl turner will find it more difficult to learn spindles! After spindle turning comes bowl turning. Students will learn tool technique and bevel angles. They will also learn how to easily obtain a pleasing curve which then can be refined to the finished curve. Other projects will include how to turn a box with a precisely fitted lid, how to turn a symmetrical oyster box and how to make an Oriental style box. The Oriental box has everything: square turning, fitting a lid, turning at a high speed and using proper tool technique. Another creative portion of the class will be to learn ways to color a project which will emphasize the grain or figure. This will be combined with the platter turning that entails how to achieve an aesthetically pleasing ogee. When completed, you will have a really nice finished piece that will definitely boost your confidence. This class is designed for all abilities and will cover most of what you will need to increase your ability from sharpening, tool selection, aesthetics and embellishment.

Key points:

Lathe safety
Sharpening and sharpening systems
Spindle turning
Bowl turning - how to achieve an aesthetic curve
End grain turning
How to turn a tight fitting lid
Coloring wood to enhance the grain
Square turning

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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