Classes at Marc Adams School of Woodworking

How to Turn an Exact Sphere without Measuring with Hans Weissflog

Dates: 10/25 - 10/26
Tool List: Click here for tool list

Cost: $275
Materials: $25
Deposit: $125

In every woodturning apprenticeship in Germany you have to learn how to turn an exact sphere without measuring. In this class you will get a very small part of this apprenticeship. Part of the class is how to make a cup chuck and to understand how this chuck works for making spheres. The sphere will develop from a square piece step by step. Everything will be explained very exact, from turning with a gouge, using a skew chisel and sanding the piece without spoiling the shape. Every student will recognize how easy it is to work exact when you know the little tricks. Depending on the time, Hans plans to have students hollow out endgrain pieces with a gouge. Everybody knows that Richard Raffan always uses it, Hans uses it as well, but to find out how it really works is difficult. There are some points that create the problems. But Hans will help solve all of them and in the end everyone will be able to use this system, which is really helpful later at home in your own workshop.

Key Points:

Make a cup chuck
Turn a sphere without measuring
Sanding a sphere
Hollowing out endgrain
How to prevent mistakes
Gouge for hollowing out

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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