Classes at Marc Adams School of Woodworking

Woodturning II: the Next Level with Alan Lacer

Dates: 6/9 - 6/13
Tool List: Click here for tool list

Cost: $750
Materials: $50
Deposit: $300

Fellowship Turning

This is the next step for those of you that have completed a course with Alan, or who have had at least a year of turning experience. Alan will take themes covered in his first course and challenge the students to greater development. This will include duplicating a turned furniture leg, developing greater skill with the skew chisel, developing form and skill in bowl turning (by turning three different bowl forms, each with particular difficulties in fine shaping and execution), exploring the fascinating area of bowl/vessel turning known as "hollow turning" (which includes demonstrations on commercially available tools, as well as the process for making tools for this type of turning), and creating turned lidded boxes with variations of joining the lid to base and a number of other design options. This class will push each student to a higher level of turning excellence.

Key Points:

Duplication of spindles
Off-center turning exercises
Techniques for tuning thin and long spindles
Methods in turning different types of bowls
Fundamentals of hollow-turned bowls/vessels
The making of hook tools and simple hollow-turning tools
Exploring turned box variations
The refinement of tools and improved sharpening techniques

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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