Next Steps Turning (S5)
6-week Intermediate Woodturning Class
- 475 US dollars$475
- 9th Street
In this 6-week intermediate course, students will build on the fundamentals of woodturning and hone their skills in both spindle and bowl turning. Students will learn how to turn a lidded box, make cleaner cuts with your turning tools, as well as new mounting and finishing techniques to turn items like plates, trays, and shallow bowls. SKILLS REQUIRED Basic spindle turning Basic bowl turning SKILLS TAUGHT Tool sharpening techniques using guides and freehand Milling and gluing stock Creating clean cuts and minimizing tool marks with the spindle detail gouge and bowl gouge Using the spindle gouge to create beads and coves with a cutting technique vs a scraping technique. Polish spindle technique to achieve smooth surfaces in bead and coves that require minimal sanding and minimize chances of catching. Using the skew chisel to make planning cuts and work on technique to achieve smooth flat and tapered surfaces that require minimal sanding. Work on technique to polish and clean up v-cuts and end grain. Using scrapers in tandem with main cutting tools to clean up shapes and surfaces to achieve smooth surfaces Using the bowl gouge for foot surface flattening, outside shaping, and inside hollowing. Revisiting push cuts, pull cuts, and scraping cuts to achieve smooth surfaces across the board Avoiding catches and mastering tool presentation Identifying and making grain supported cuts Using scrapers to clean up inside of bowls to achieve a smooth finish. Identify when and how to use scrapers while avoiding catches Using the detail gouge to clean up tenons safely, the only time that’s appropriate to use this tool in a bowl turning scenario Mounting techniques - learn different ways to mount different kinds of stock safely and securely for different stages of the turning process. Creating clean secure tenons Using Live Centers for the roughing process and turning tenons Mounting thin stock using jam chuck and sacrificial stock approach ATTENDANCE / MAKE-UP POLICY During this class, students will have access to the shop during class time only. In the event of an absence, students can make up their work during one of our office hours. The office hours schedule can be found on our woodshop calendar here: https://www.clayroomsf.com/woodshopcalendar. Students should communicate with their instructor about what work they need to complete to catch up before coming to office hours. CLASS COST: 18 hrs * $25/hr + $25 material cost = $475
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Clayroom SoMa, 9th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA