MN Woodturners Association

Woodturners Association

Event Date:Categories: Classes
Price: $40
2024-03-09 09:00:00 2024-03-09 09:00:00 America/Chicago Minnesota Woodturners Association Basic bowl turning class Information:

Basic Bowl Turning

When: Saturday March 9th 2024 9:00am to approx. 3:00pm (we will have a lunch break so bring a lunch or fast food is available in the area)
Location: Houck Machine, 12811 16th Ave N., Plymouth, MN

This is a class for beginning and novice turners who would like to learn the basics of Traditional Bowl Turning.
Instructor Jim Zangl will take you through the steps involved in turning a bowl, from processing a log, mounting it on the lathe, shaping the outside and the inside, and removing the tenon of a utility bowl. Besides continuously stressing safely and proper lathe operation, we will touch on bowl gauge sharpening, where and when to use the different cuts we will be learning and grain orientation. Bring your questions about sanding and finishing.

What to Bring:
*. 5/8” or 1/2” bowl gauge...if you have one…if not we can provide one.
* Parting tool & scraper…if you have these…if not we can provide what you will need
* A face shield and smock…again if you have one.
* A freshly cut (wet wood) bowl blank-face grain orientation, cut to a circle approx. 8” in diameter and no more than 4” deep
* Bowl blanks will be available from the instructor for $10.00 cash if you do not have a bowl blank. Electronic money transfers are NOT available

Please join us for this fast moving class. Sign up early as this class is limited to 6 participants.
Cost to register: $40.00