ALABAMA WOODTURNER'S ASSOCIATION CLASS SERIES
The demonstrator for our June 10 th Alabama Woodturner’s meeting and our afternoon class instructor will be Charlie Durham. Charlie says he has been making sawdust all his life, making something or another. Since his retirement as a pastor, Charlie turns at least one bowl a day, when he is not volunteering for the Tuscaloosa Habitat for Humanity organization, or organizing needed construction projects at a local youth camp. As a woodturner, he has been mentored by Maurice Claybaugh , the Woodturners Association of West Alabama, The John C. Campbell Folk School in Cherokee County, North Carolina. His most recent study has focused on hollow forms with David Ellsworth. For our club meeting, Charlie will be demonstrating turning a live edge bowl, which will also be the focus of the afternoon class. A live edge bowl, sometimes called a natural edge bowl, is a bowl that uses the natural contour of the bark side of a log as the top rim edge of the bowl.
Be sure to attend the AWA meeting in the morning (9:00 AM at Hardware Park https://alabamawoodturners.com/meetings/)
Learn the beautiful craft of pen-turning
In this introductory course to wood turning, you'll be shown how to turn a beautiful wooden pen on the lathe.
Over a couple of hours, you'll produce a gorgeous piece that is a perfect present for a dear one (or for yourself!) and learn the basics of woodturning, safety behind the lathe and its operations, as well as the different gouges to use in the process.
About the Instructor: Terry Tingle is the president of the Alabama Woodturners Association and is a member of The American Association of Woodturners. Terry has been teaching students how to turn pens for years, some of whom have had their exhibitions in Art and Craft Shows throughout Alabama, including Mentone.
Are Minors allowed? Yes, 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.
ALABAMA WOODTURNER'S ASSOCIATION CLASS SERIES: TBD
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