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Wooden Bowl Turning: Norwegian Ale Bowls on the Pole Lathe

Course Overview

Wooden ale bowls are an excellent example of functional Scandinavian folk art. These ceremonial drinking vessels were used both for serving on special occasions and in the brewing process. In this class, students begin with a green birch log. Using axes, knives, hook tools and a foot-powered spring-pole lathe (plus lots of vigorous work), you'll create an ale bowl to take home and use. Tool sharpening and proper cutting techniques will be taught. There will also be lively discussions on the design, function and culture surrounding these objects, as well as the history of woodturning. The instructor will have several antique bowls from his collection for study and inspiration. Skills taught in this class will also be very useful to modern bowl turners.

Dates

Sat, Mar 10th, 2018  –  Mon, Mar 12th, 2018

Course Details

Length: 3 Days
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: 9am-5pm
Intergenerational age:
Registration Cost: $260.00 *
* Early-Bird rate in effect until Sat, Jan 27th, 2018
Includes materials fee of $35.00

Tools

You will need the following tools for this class:

sharp hand-axe & sharp carving knife 
Gransfors Carving Axe is recommended, but any small axe is acceptable (may be available for purchase from our school store, call 888-387-9762)
Mora carving knives are also available from our school store, but any carving knife is acceptable
eye protection
work gloves if desired

All other required turning 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.

Waiting List

This course is full.

Fill out the form below if you would like to be placed on a waiting list and notified if an opening becomes available.