This class focuses on establishing and refining the push cut style of bowl turning. The push cut style of bowl turning, when mastered, allows for one smooth pass from the bottom to the top of the bowl with no torn grain, a pleasing curve, and no stress or strain on the body. New turners can expect to create a solid foundation of knowledge and skill to being their practice and build on. Turners with experience can expect to refine their techniques in order to achieve a more repeatable perfect cut. The goal for all is to achieve the best cut from the gouge, whether on wet or dry wood – to spend more time turning and less time sanding. Tool sharpening, wood curing, bowl design, sanding techniques, and cutting logs for bowls will be discussed. Students will learn how to turn thin walled wet wood bowls, natural edge bowls, and dry wood bowls from cured blanks.
Here’s the tentative video release schedule for the month of February: