Bowl Turning can be a lot of fun, and very rewarding. The turn-around time on a bowl turning project is typically pretty fast, especially compared to other woodworking projects, allowing for instant gratification. (And a good way to produce last minute gifts.) And creating the bowl’s shape is a great way to allow your creative juices to flow.
This instructional video class, Master Bowl Turning, will get you up to speed on the fundamentals of bowl turning. It covers everything you need to know to safely turn a bowl on your lathe.
We’ll start out with features and parts of a lathe to make sure you understand the jargon, and then move on to bowl turning chisels. In addition to helping you understand what different chisels are used for, we’ll provide you with a variety of techniques you can use to sharpen your chisels; from whet stones to power sharpening, there’s a technique covered that will be right for you.
No need for a specialized chuck when you’re ready to turn your first bowl. It can be done with a faceplate, dummy board, paper and glue. We’ll teach you how to create a paper joint that makes it easy to separate the bowl from the faceplate when you’re done.
Roughing, shaping, sanding and finishing are all covered, along with how to properly handle bowl scrapers and bowl gouges. You’ll even learn how to properly, and safely, turn a log into a bowl blank, and how to deal with green wood.
In addition to the step-by-step video instruction you’ll get in this class, you’ll also get some printable PDF resources and helpful information to keep, including: A detailed Class Guide you can follow and use as a reminder for the key steps of the class instruction; and source references for the tools and material used in the class.
A word of caution. Bowl turning is an addictive hobby. Get ready to start having a lot of fun at the lathe.
NOTE: You’ll receive this Class video instruction in two forms: As on-demand streaming video (in your WWGOA Account); and as a physical DVD, mailed to you.