Learn the Easy Way To Turn A Wooden Bowl Using the Long Grind Bowl Gouge
Experience a fun and rewarding way to learn the simple pleasures of wood turning. Unlike many other woodworking projects, handsome turned wooden bowls can be made in a short amount of time and prove both artful and functional.
This two-day class is designed to five you the knowledge and skills to turn a bowl from a block of wood.
Topics covered are: lathe and tool safety; how to obtain and prepare wood blanks; tool selection; sharpening; various methods for mounting the blank on the lathe; how to push cut, pull cut, and shear (angel hair) cut with the bowl gouge; sanding (power and hand) and finishing options.
The first day is focused on learning the cuts and how to manipulate the bowl blank on the lathe. The second day is independently (with some guidance) making your bowl from start to finish. The long-grind bowl gouge cuts can be so clean that sanding usually begins with 120 or 180 grit sandpaper.
All wood is supplied. The bowl gouge can either be purchased or borrowed (wait for the discussion at class to determine the correct bowl gouge to purchase.)
Students should wear short sleeve's (safety), and bring their own tools for sharpening , use, or discussion.
No previous turning experience is required.
All class materials are supplied.
Maximum class size is three.
All classes are at Johnson's Workbench Classroom in Charlotte, MI