In this workshop students will begin to learn the basic skills of turning wood on a lathe. Participants will become familiar with the lathe, basic cuts, wood selection, bowl blank preparation and mounting techniques. The sharpening of tools and safety issues are also covered. All steps will be demonstrated first by the instructor. Students are encouraged to practice and refine their techniques while completing multiple projects which may include bottle stoppers, corkscrews, doorstops, votive lamps, and natural-edge and traditional bowls. Open to all skill levels.
The instructor will supply all tools, safety equipment, Hawaiian wood and supplies
I am a professional wood turner in Hawaii. I have owned my own turning business for 19 years. I have turned over 2000 bowls and I also create one-of-a-kind turned gift items. I love sharing this magical and transformational process with people that are interested in learning how to work on the lathe. I have done hundreds of wood turning demonstrations in my shop, at art shows and festivals. In Oct. 2019 I will be teaching my second week-long wood turning class at the world famous Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg Tennessee. I've taught a Master Artist Class at Pratt in Seattle.
This workshop will be hosted in my professional wood-turning studio at my home in Papaikou Hawaii. Located on the Big island of Hawaii my home is a 12 minute drive from the town of Hilo
Introduction to Wood Turning in Hawaii