Classes at Marc Adams School of Woodworking

Basics of Woodturning with Matthew Hill

Dates: 9/2/2014 - 9/6/2014
Tool List: Click here for tool list

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

Masters Turning

What is a decent lathe, and how much will it cost? What tools do I need for bowl turning? Can I use this set of tools I bought for $3 at the flea market? How on earth do you sharpen these tools? How can you hollow out something that big through a hole that small? What kind of felt do I use to cover the screw holes on the bottom of my bowls? How can I use the tree that just crushed the roof of my shop? These are just a few of the nagging questions that most new turners ask most often. This will be an information-packed week covering the three major areas of wood turning: spindle turning, end grain hollowing (such as lidded containers or goblets), and bowl turning. Students will learn how to take a tool straight from the package, change its profile, sharpen it, and maintain its edge. During the week you will become proficient in the use of the spindle roughing gouge, the detail gouge, the parting tool, and the skew chisel while turning a myriad of spindle projects. Learn how to use a round nose scraper with confidence while shear scraping the inside of a box or goblet. Practice the safe and efficient use of the bowl gouge while turning several green wood bowls.

With over 13 years teaching experience, Matthew creates a low stress, supportive learning atmosphere in his classes--perfect for someone who is just getting started in the exciting field of woodturning.

Key Points:

Profile and sharpen all of your turning tools.
Learn to quickly rough out a spindle using a spindle roughing gouge
Cut coves and beads with the detail gouge.
Execute cuts unique to the skew chisel.
Learn roughing cuts and finishing cuts with the bowl gouge.
Shear scrape end-grain and create a no-sand finish

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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