Sunday, 26 October 2014

Natural edge and thin wall turning course


The weekend of the 7th and 8th of October saw another successful course run by myself and Mark Sanger at Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, those who attended from left to right, Bryan, Dave, Viv and John all of whom have attended  numerous courses with us over the last few years.

This particular course concentrated on the tuning of green wood with natural and thin wall projects being completed.

The subject of wood selection, orientation and turning were covered with each student producing a cross grain natural edge thin walled bowl, a rectangular/winged bowl and a natural edge goblet and a thin walled end grain bowl.

The course is fairly intense but every one is encouraged to work at their own pace and with two tutors we are able to offer the right attention for each student.

More courses will be run in 2015 so please contact me for more information in relation to the below courses. One to one course also available.

Available for 2015.

Bowl turning-one or two day course
Hollow forms- Two day course
Box turning- Two day course
Natural edge/thin wall-Two day course
Spindle Turning-Two day course

Below are a few pictures from the latest natural edge course. 


Dave starting a thin walled bowl in wet sycamore.


Viv facing off her bowl using the long grind bowl gouge.


John hollowing out his bowl using the Munro Hollower. Each student is encourage to bring any tools they have to use during the course so that any issues of tooling and setting up can be addressed. All tools are available  for loan on the day for those that don't have specific hollowing or other tools. 

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