Beginners' Bowl Turning Class - Saturday, April 8th 2023
For all classes we furnish all tools, blanks, and equipment. In most cases we will use our tools to make sharpening simpler and more consistent, however, we ask that you bring what tools you use so we can discuss sharpening and help to make any adjustments in sharpening technique. If you have any personal protection equipment you should bring that as well. We always break for lunch so you can either bring your own lunch or we can order out if necessary. Coffee, tea, soda, and water are available as well. You are welcome to come up to 1/2 hr. earlier than the scheduled start time to get acquainted with the class and get fitted for the lathe and equipment.
Beginners’ Bowl Turning Class: Learn to turn a piece of domestic hardwood into a bowl for the first time. No prior experience in bowl turning is necessary. The goal of this class is to learn the fundamentals of choosing the blank, methods of mounting, and methods of turning. We will be using a swept back or "Irish Grind" bowl gouge and demonstrate the 5 cuts that can be done with this tool. After turning, sanding and finishing will be the final step to completing and taking home your first bowl.
Classes are from 9:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Maximum class size is 5 students.
If you have any questions call Joe at 716-391-2001 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss details or to reserve your spot.