Learn to Turn
July 29 - August 2
This course gives novices a strong foundation of techniques for spindle, end grain, and faceplate turning. Starting with the essentials of sharpening, Beth teaches participants to work safely and effectively with standard turning tools such as spindle and bowl gouges, scrapers and parting tools. She also shares methods for making custom tools to achieve professional-quality results.
Participants begin with spindle turning and progress through a series of exercises to learn sizing, fitting, hollow work, and bowl turning. Instruction covers everything from wood selection to finishing, as students create a series of projects. Beth discusses problem solving and the development of a personal turning style.
Beth Ireland has been a professional woodworker in Roslindale, Massachusetts since 1983, specializing in woodturning, furniture, and cabinetry. She holds a graduate degree in sculpture from Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and her work has been widely exhibited and published throughout the U.S. Her business encompasses everything from one-of-a-kind sculpture to production runs of furniture and turnings. Her website is www.bethireland.net.
Open to all.
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