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Artistic Bark-Edged Wooden Bowl Tutorial

Course Overview

This tutorial is intended for students with some experience with bowl turning on an electric lathe, and who want to learn more advanced woodturning methods. We will explore turning asymmetrical forms from bark edged bowls to unusual end-grain pieces and burls. The tutorial will include selection of wood, cutting of bowl blanks, and techniques of mounting and turning unusual bark edged bowls. We will also discuss the details of drying and finishing (sanding and oiling) of a turned bowl. Each student will turn at least four bark-edged bowls suitable for artistic display (or serving food) and learn many tricks of the trade. Limited to three students, the session will be tailored to each student’s prior experience and expectations. The main tutorial takes place in the instructor’s fully equipped wood turning shop on the shore of Lake Superior in Hovland, a 20 min drive east of Grand Marais. We will initially meet at the North House Folk School campus the previous evening for an orientation, demonstration, and turning practice.


Thu, Aug 17th, 2017  –  Sat, Aug 19th, 2017

Course Details

Length: 2¼ Days
Skill Levels: Intermediate to Advanced
Hours: Day 1: 5-7:30pm, Days 2/3: 9am-5pm
Intergenerational age: na
Registration Cost: $300.00
Includes materials fee of $75.00


You will need the following tools for this class:

All required tools/materials are provided by your instructor and North House and will be available once the course begins.

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation packet in the mail that may offer additional optional tool recommendations and suggested reading.

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