Turning Bowls with Green Wood

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Date(s) - 2021/07/03
9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Faust Park Shop


Instructor:  David Brown

Lunch break will be 45 min.

Prerequisites:  Guild Safety Class.  Also, attendees should have some wood turning experience, especially bowl turning.

Materials and supplies that attendees are expected to bring:  Students are encouraged to bring their own wood turning tools, especially bowl turning tools and a face shield.

Materials that will be provided by the Guild:  Guild will provide a green log to work with and a roughed out, dried bowl for use during Phase 2.

Class description: There are many woods available to greenwood turners that are infrequently used otherwise.  Anomalies in natural woods can often be exploited as they are incorporated into a finished wooden bowl.  Turning the bowl to basic shape while it is still green is fun as cutting is very easy, and often the cuttings are long like peeling an apple.  You may have to contend with a bit of sap spray as you shape the bowl as you desire and the wood dictates.  After a few months of drying the bowl is ready to turn down to a finished product, ready to sit on display or to hold a salad.  In this class, we will demonstrate both phases of the process.  Students will take turns making cuts during both phases of the process.

David will provide the wood and tools.  He will demonstrate each step, then stand aside as each student takes a few minutes to practice and get the feel of cutting green wood.  He will also bring a bowl for phase 2 that he has already turned from a stump into a bowl shape so it is ready to be turned to a finished product.  Students will again have the opportunity to work on the turned product.


Registrations are closed for this event.