The Science of Woodturning: Form, Function & Figure with Seri Robinson July 8-12, 2019


$825 tuition, $250 material fee and supplies
Key Points:
*Introductory and intermediate wood anatomy
*How trees grow and the effect on anatomy
*How to interpret grain direction for turning
*How to anticipate problems with figured woods
*The differences between burl vs. curl vs. tiger stripe, etc.
*How to integrate anatomy into turning technique
*How to match form/function to the wood
*A primer on wood identification

Sold Out. Please Call Paula at 317-535-4013 to be added to the waiting list.


Woodturning is an art, but it is also very much a science. The way a tree grows and the unique environment around it affects the wood, and thus affects how it machines. This class will cover ‘normal’ and figured woods, what the cells are actually doing, and how grain direction and imperfections affect tools and turning. This class is a mirror of the introductory woodturning with science class taught at Oregon State University, which introduces students to woodturning by giving a strong foundation in wood anatomy and biology. This class is appropriate for all turning levels.

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.