Woodturning - The Hollower


Duration: 2 days

Price: £300

Run by: Phil Irons
at Phil Irons Woodturning

01789 751284

Box Acre
Barton Rd
Welford on Avon
Warwickshire
CV37 8EY

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About the Course

This two day course is designed for those who wish to explore the art of turning hollow forms using wet wood.

You will learn my technique for hollowing which simplifies the control of the wall thickness reducing the risk of destroying the piece. Learning different methods of sanding and finishing as well hints and tips on creating perfect hollow forms.

The course will cover: the recognition, selection, sourcing and harvesting of suitable timbers that have no commercial value other than firewood.

You will be shown: how to cut and prepare with a chainsaw; the safest and most secure holding methods on the lathe; How to use and exploit the versatility of the Ellesworth or Celtic grind bowl gouge. This wonderful tool will become your "go to" tool helping you achieve simple proportion, shape and form, giving you control and your work a whole new elegance.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.


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Course Start Dates

Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.


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