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Basic Bowl Turning

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Learn Face Plate turning and come away with some nice bowls

Instructor: Ernie Conover

Prerequisites: None

Max Enrollment: 4  

Price: $450 (includes all instruction time and materials) Students supply their own lunches. A deposit of $200 is required to secure a spot in this class with the balance due two weeks prior to the course beginning.

Dates Offered: (Saturday & Sunday) June 26 & 27, 2021 from 8:30am-4:30pm

In this two-day course you will turn a number of bowls from green wood while exploring lathes, tools, techniques and wood. After an explanation of wood technology and how to select the proper wood for bowls, Ernie will teach you how to properly sharpen your tools. He will then show you how to really make those tools work. You leave with the knowledge and ability to turn bowls quickly and efficiently and to keep your tools sharp.

Skills learned:

  • Wood technology and the selection of proper wood
  • Safe and proper chucking with both simple home made and commercial chucks
  • Proper sharpening of all face plate tools
  • Home made scrapers that out perform expensive commercial models.
  • Proper turning techniques that yield fast and pleasing results
  • Safety
  • Proper sanding techniques

Please note our cancellation policy: Thirty days or more prior to the start date, your deposit/fee is 50% refundable. If you cancel less than thirty days from the course beginning, the deposit/fee is non-refundable. To cancel email, write or telephone and leave a message on our answering machine. If for any reason we cancel a course, your entire payment will be refunded promptly.

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