Classes at Marc Adams School of Woodworking

Bowls: Traditional, Natural Edge and Nested Sets with Andy Cole

Dates: 10/10/2016 - 10/14/2016
Tool List: Click here for tool list

Cost: $775
Materials: $50
Deposit: $300

Masters Fellowship Turning

The focus of this class will be bowl turning with an emphasis on natural edge bowls with bark. Andy will cover the basics of shaping traditional bowls from turning blanks and natural edge bowls from half logs while keeping the bark intact. Optimum tool selection, sharpening techniques, and wood characteristics will also be covered. An emphasis will be placed on form and techniques for achieving the cleanest cuts. Students will explore various chucking methods and do some creative problem solving. By the end of the week, each student will have honed their turning skills and will have several finished pieces to proudly take home. Just to lighten things up, one day will be spent having fun turning a sunny side up fried egg on a plate. The final challenge will be to attempt a set of natural edge nested bowls.

Key Points:

  • Safety first!
  • Discovering the possibilities in any piece of wood
  • Achieving the best shape and form
  • Mastering the use of gouges and other turning tools
  • Natural edge bowl techniques and helpful tips
  • Creativity and innovation are your best tools

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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