Return of Saturn: Saturn bowl with rotating ring
My most popular class. Students will spend the day in class making shavings with the goal of completing a Saturn bowl. Students will be taken through the process step by step and will also create their own micro parting tool which is used to create the unique rotating features of this project. NOTE: This is not a class for beginners. Students should be intermediate to advanced turners and should be capable of turning with excellent tool control and be capable of turning thin (1/8").
NEW - Beyond the Basket Illusion: My newest demonstration and class. Students will spend the day designing and creating one of my Saturn Illusion bowls; a Basket Illusion with a twist, a pair of parting cuts allow the the group(s) of rings to rotate creating 2 or more Basket Illusion patterns on the same piece. Students will be taken through the entire process step by step including the designing of the pattern and turning the bowl, including making the cuts that make the rotation possible. NOTE: This is not a class for beginners. Students should be intermediate to advanced turners and should be capable of turning with excellent tool control. Access to multiple indexing systems and woodburners is required.
Multi-axis with a twist
Students will be tasked with turning 4-5 sample spindles that feature various multi axis techniques and designs in order to get comfortable working on multiple centers and working with interrupted cuts. Students will then turn a basic lidded box, learning the process and techniques for turning end grain lidded boxes. Finally, the students will combine their work with multi-axis turning and making a lidded box to produce a lidded box with a twist; featuring 3 distinct faces that each rotate 120 degrees along the length of the box.
A one day woodturning bootcamp that covers all of the basics including turning spindles and bowls. Lathe safety, tool selection, tool usage, grain direction, and more are all emphasized. Students will turn multiple spindles learning the basics of beads and coves in order to emphasize grain direction, tool selection, and presentation. The afternoon will transition into turning a basic side grain bowl, again emphasizing grain direction, tool selection, and tool presentation. Additional topics covered include basic bowl design, turning a secure tenon, chucking options, and reverse turning options to complete the bowl.