Wood Turning Seminars

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Basics of Segmented Wood Turning

If you have successfully turned bowls from a solid wood blank and are looking to try a more advanced technique, consider segmenting. This class will cover the entire process for designing, building, and turning a segmented bowl. The class will begin with a discussion on the design process and basic math that is needed to layout a project. You will then learn about the jigs that are used to accurately cut segments and learn how you can easily build your own. By the end of the class, you will complete a segmented bowl and gain the knowledge required to turn the next one on your own. As time permits, a few advanced techniques will also be introduced.

Prerequisites

  • Completion of wood turning 122 or equivalent understanding of bowl turning is required.
  • Completion of woodworking 102 or equivalent knowledge of use of power tools including a table saw.

Saturday, November 7 and 14, 2020

9 AM to 5 PM with a one-hour break for lunch.

Price: $275

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Pens and Stoppers – Turning Seminar!

Learn the essentials of spindle turning and make 2 pens and 2 bottle stoppers.

Prerequisite: None. No experience necessary.

Saturday, December 5, 2020

9:00 am – 5:00 pm with a break for lunch

Price: $175

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Intro to Spindle Turning

A one day class designed to teach the basics of spindle turning. Students will end the day with a selection of finished bottle stoppers, small kitchen tools or other spindle projects. The class will cover safety, safety equipment, turning tools and lathes, work holding, design, basic spindle turning, shaping on the lathe and finishing. Spindle projects can include pizza cutters screwdrivers, ornaments, candle-holders, tool handles etc. Woodturning tools will include traditional gouges as well as the newer carbide tipped tools.

September 26, 2020

9 AM to 4 PM with a one-hour break for lunch.

Price: $175

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Intro to Bowl Turning

A one day class designed to teach the basics of cross-grain woodturning. Students end the day with a finished bowl turned from dry wood. The class will cover safety, safety equipment, turning tools and lathes, work holding, design, basic cross-grain turning, shaping on the lathe, hollowing, reverse chucking and finishing. Woodturning tools will include traditional gouges as well as newer carbide tipped tools.

November, 2020

9 AM to 5 PM with a one-hour break for lunch.

Price: $175

Embellishment for Turning

Turning and Carving

During this two-day class students will learn how to turn a simple bowl and transform it into a one of a kind sculptural piece. By using a combination of both hand tools and power tools students will learn the basics of carving, texturing and laying out patterns in order to create successfully embellished turnings.

-Materials will be provided

-Power-tools and hand-tools will be available to use during class.

-Basic turning skills are preferred.

Feel free to contact me with any questions regarding this class

ferrersudio@yahoo.com

Prerequisite: Beginning Turning or equivalent.

October 4 and 11, 2020

9 AM to 4 PM with a one-hour break for lunch.

Price: $275

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