Red Mountain Makers

Woodturning for Beginners - Long Grain

  • 06/01/2022
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Red Mountain Makers - 810 4th Ave N Birmingham AL 35203
  • 4

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Learn to turn wood on a lathe!

This class will present fundamental techniques in woodturning with the objective of allowing you to work comfortably on your own. We will start with the basic operation of the lathe and safety. This class will focus on tools and techniques for turning wood oriented in line with the bed of the lathe. We will cover the proper use of the tools for this orientation, specifically the spindle roughing gouge, parting/beading tool, spindle gouge, and possibly the skew chisel. We will start using each tool on a practice piece, then complete simple projects. We will also discuss the essential technique of sharpening these tools.


About the Instructor: Carl Cummins has been woodturning as a primary activity for over 10 years.  He has studied extensively from books, videos, workshops, symposiums, and formal training from nationally and internationally known leaders in the field including David Ellsworth and Jean-Francois Escoulen.  Instead of specializing, Carl enjoys a wide variety of woodturning projects including bowls, boxes, practical items, and eccentric art pieces.

 

Are Minors allowed? Only if accompanied by parent.

 

What to wear: You must dress safely and appropriately. Arrive for class in long pants, and closed-toe, closed-heel shoes with socks that protect up to the ankle. Long sleeves should be avoided if possible and rolled up if necessary. Long hair must be tied back and dangly necklaces, earrings or other accessories shall be removed before starting the class. Additional protective gear will be provided as needed. Masks may be required depending on circumstances.

 

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