Square to Round Bowls, Vases & Hollow Forms with Rudolph Lopez October 21-25, 2019


$825 tuition, $50 material fee
Key Points:
*Learn layouts for several different square to round projects
*Bandsaw safety and technique
*Refine skills on interrupted cuts
*Proper techniques for cutting side-grain and End-grain
*Different gouge angles “how and why”
*Become proficient with the spindle gouge
*Cutting techniques for minimal sanding
*Correctly sharpening different gouge profiles
*All about negative rake scrapers

Workshop Available

Pay a deposit of $300.00 per item


Round and round can get boring…. In this workshop students will explore simple methods for creating square bowls, vases and hollow forms that are just a little round. All of these forms, which are square at some portion of the form and taper to round on the bottom and/or start with a top square or rectangular blank, that will be prepared on the bandsaw to taper the sides. The remaining exterior corners will be turned away leaving the four or eight tapered sides. Then the interior of the bowl or vase will be turned into the square top or the interior of the hollow form will be hollowed and can also be turned through the flat sides to create a “see-through” turning. The basics of bevel-supported cuts along with two of the most important fundamentals of turning, sharp tools and good tool control, will be emphasized. Students will learn how and why this, along with lathe speed, affects how efficiently and cleanly interrupted edges can be turned. Rudolph will also present techniques for sanding and/or embellishing the different surfaces of the forms. Learning a variety of ways blanks can be cut on the band saw will start students thinking about the many different design possibilities there are for square to round bowls, vases and hollow forms. This class will provide students with new creative ideas and open up many new design possibilities.

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.