Woodturning with Jimmy Clewes (Tues to Sat) April 19-23, 2022
All classes have a starting point, and Jimmy will start this class by showing the correct way to sharpen your turning tools. He will then discuss the different tool profiles and commercial sharpening systems, covering both pros and cons. Students will start with some simple spindle work, learning the basic cuts in spindle turning. Next will be the use of the skew, roughing out gouge, spindle gouge and parting tool. A spindle turner can easily switch to turning bowls, but a bowl turner will find it more difficult to learn spindles! After spindle turning comes bowl turning. Students will learn tool techniques and bevel angles. They will also learn how to easily obtain a pleasing curve which then can be refined to the finished curve. Other projects will include how to turn a box with a precisely fitted lid, how to turn a symmetrical oyster box and how to make an Oriental style box. This Oriental box has everything: square turning, fitting a lid, turning at a high speed and using proper tool technique. Another creative portion of the class will be to learn ways to color a project which emphasizes the grain or figure. This will be combined with the platter turning that entails how to achieve an aesthetically pleasing ogee. When completed, you will have a really nice finished piece that will definitely boost your confidence. This class is designed for all abilities and will cover most of what you will need to increase your ability from sharpening, tool selection, aesthetics, and embellishment.