Classes at Marc Adams School of Woodworking

How to Turn an Exact Sphere without Measuring with Hans Weissflog

Dates: 10/15 - 10/16

Cost: $300
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 explaining how to make a cup chuck and how this chuck works for making spheres. The sphere will develop from a square piece step by step. Everything will be explained very exactly, from turning with a gouge to using a skew chisel and sanding the piece without spoiling the shape. Every student will recognize how easy it is to work exactly when you know the little tricks. Depending on the time, Hans plans to have students hollow out end grain pieces with a gouge. Everybody knows that Richard Raffan always uses it; Hans uses it as well. But finding out how it really works is difficult. There are some points that create problems. Hans will help solve all of them, and in the end everyone will be able to use this system, which is really helpful at home in your own workshop.

Key Points:

  • Make a cup chuck
  • Turn a sphere without measuring
  • Sand a sphere
  • Hollow out end grain
  • 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.

Public Registration begins December 1, 2015. Please check back then to register online.

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