This course will focus on developing skills for woodturning bowls and give you hands-on practical experience of various texturing techniques.
The versatility of the bowl gouge will be covered, together with sharpening techniques, the way wood likes to be cut, and the application of various texturing and colouring techniques. There will also be a discussion on good bowl design. If you have previous woodturning experience and have a particular project in mind, the tutor will be happy to accommodate it, providing time allows. The tutor will demonstrate and explain techniques both formally and informally to the group and on an individual basis. You will have exclusive use of a lathe and its accessories for the duration of the course, and work at your own pace.
Arrival Day - this is the first date listed above
Courses start early evening. Residential students to arrive from 4pm, non-residential students to arrive by 6.45pm.
6.45pm: Welcome, followed by dinner (included).
8 - 9pm: First teaching session, attendance is essential.
Classes 9.15 - 5pm, lunch is included.
From 6.30pm: Dinner (included for residential students).
Evening working - students may have access to workshops, but only with their tutor's permission and provided any health and safety guidelines are observed.
Classes 9.15am - 3pm, lunch is included.
Residential students are to vacate their rooms by 10am please.
(This timetable is for courses of more than one day in length. The tutor may make slight variations)
Colin Simpson has been woodturning for over 30 years. He has been teaching and demonstrating woodturning for over eighteen years in his own workshop, throughout Europe, the USA and New Zealand. He is a past editor of world renowned magazine 'Woodturning', and now writes regularly for woodworking magazines.