The course introduces novice wood turners to professional techniques for spindle and faceplate turning. Starting with tool history and sharpening, Beth teaches participants how to work safely and effectively with standard turning tools such as gouges, skew chisels, scrapers, and parting tools. She also demonstrates methods for making custom tools in order to achieve professional-level results.
Participants begin with architectural turning, learning tricks of the trade for reproducing multiple spindles. They then learn hollow-turning and faceplate-turning techniques for making bowls, boxes, and hollow vessels. Instruction covers everything from wood selection to finishing, as each student completes a series of small projects. Beth discusses creative problem solving as it relates to developing a personal turning style. Tuition: $650
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