Bowls, Platters & Spindles: Fundamental Cutting Techniques with Stuart Batty May 13-17, 2019


$825 tuition, $200 payable directly to Stuart
Key Points:
*Learn to cut without torn grain
*Use very little physical effort
*Significant practice of all spindle and bowl turning cuts
*Understand the difference between slicing, peeling and scraping wood
*Learn the 7-fundamental set up rules to eliminate variables
*Free hand platform to sharpen all gouges and chisels

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This class is based on improving the understanding and application of the most effective way to cut wood on a lathe. It is for every level of woodturner; from a novice to professional. There are six fundamental cuts in woodturning, almost identical for both spindle and bowl turning. The style of woodturning that Stuart teaches is hundreds of years old and based on the European style of the “Push Cut”. However, it has been simplified to work with less tools and simple grinds. Everyone who takes the class will learn to cut any wood with zero torn grain and with very little physical effort. Every cut is broken down into comprehensive steps, so that anyone can learn and perfect these cuts. Each of the six cuts is practiced in a variety of both spindle and bowl turning shapes. Students learn to free hand grind, which is quicker and more accurate than jig grinding. Stuart also teaches his “Negative Rake Scraping” technique in the class, as a support technique to the “Push Cut”. Each student turns several pieces each day to correctly practice the techniques over and over, on average students turn 30 plus pieces in 5 days, thus the reason for the $200 material fee. Over his career Stuart has taught this class worldwide to both amateur and professional turners.

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There is an annual, nonrefundable registration fee of $45.

This registration fee is not a part of the class fee and is not deducted from the final balance due. This is the financial binding that locks you into the class and starts the registration process. This fee does not apply to students who only take one single day workshop.