Course Provider: Sharif Adams
Contact Name: Sharif Adams
Course Length: 1 Day
5 star rating, 1 reviewers.
Starting with an un-seasoned log, you will use traditional axe work techniques to rough-out a bowl blank ready to mount on the lathe. You will then use your own energy to operate the pole lathe, learning how to shape the outside and inside of your wooden bowl. This is a very old method of making wooden bowls by hand.
At the end of the day you will go home with a bowl you have turned yourself and if you're new to greenwood work you will have learned some of the fundamental principles involved in this traditional way of working with unseasoned timber and simple hand tools.
If you have been turning bowls for some time but still find specific parts of the process a challenge (undercutting the core or getting a clean finish from the tools for example) I can help move you forward. I can also guide you through more advanced projects such as turning bowls with handles, quaich turning or turning end-grain drinking vessels.
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Sharif first fell in love with carving wood when he studied violin making at London Guildhall University. His passion now is working with green or unseasoned wood, carving spoons, turning bowls on a pole lathe and passing on the skills he has learned to others through his courses.
What's included in the price?
All materials, tea, coffee and biscuits.
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