Turn two bowls 6 to 7 inches in diameter using green wood — the easiest and most fun way to hone bowl-turning skills.
Session 1: Learn the best bowl shape for a novice turner, how to safely mount a blank on the lathe, and how to use a scroll chuck and bowl gouge for smooth and efficient cuts. Learn how to maintain even wall thickness, and how to treat the bowl to prevent cracking while it dries.
Session 2: Turn a second bowl. Learn the basics of balancing grain and which Northwest woods are best for turning.
By successfully completing these two sessions and turning two bowls, you will have a good understanding of the process and techniques, and be qualified to turn bowls of this size independently during open studio in the Woodworking Studio. You will be provided with a third bowl blank to turn during open studio.
While this class is oriented to novice turners, it also is appropriate and useful for experienced turners who have predominantly used scrapers and wish to acquire or improve their gouge skills.
You must have taken Intro to Woodturning and practiced the skills, or demonstrated equivalent lathe safety and turning skills during a private studio session, which you can arrange by contacting Jamie Straw, (360) 551-9233, at least 10 days before this class.
Ages 14 and up are welcome.
Wear safety glasses and closed-toe shoes, tie back long hair, and avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry. We recommend bringing your own safety glasses.
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- BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available. Fill out the application before registering.
- For those who might need physical assistance, learn more about BARN's Companion Program.
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