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Currently Scheduled Woodturning Courses

2¼ Days
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Artistic Bark-Edged Wooden Bowl Tutorial

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…
Thu, Jun 28th, 2018  –  Sat, Jun 30th, 2018
Instructor: Lou Pignolet
Thu, Jul 26th, 2018  –  Sat, Jul 28th, 2018
Instructor: Lou Pignolet
Thu, Aug 23rd, 2018  –  Sat, Aug 25th, 2018
Instructor: Lou Pignolet
3 days
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Handles & Candles: Spindle Turning

Stefan Nordgaard, Featured Guest Instructor, offers this course on spindle turning also referred to as turning between centers. Working with dry birch, students will explore a variety of simple projects beginning with tool handles and moving on toward more elaborate candlesticks or vases. Stefan is also an accomplished carver and…
Tue, Oct 24th, 2017  –  Thu, Oct 26th, 2017
Instructor: Stefan Nordgaard
3 days
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Intermediate Woodturning: Adding Pattern, Color and Texture to your Work

So you’ve got the hang of making bowls and you’re ready for more? Read on! Woodenware has been embellished since Ancient Egypt: by adding color, pattern and texture, a finished piece reflect the taste, culture and interests of you, the maker.  On Day 1, we will learn how to navigate…
Sat, Feb 3rd, 2018  –  Mon, Feb 5th, 2018
Instructor: Jim Sannerud
3 Days
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Lathe Turning: The Wooden Bowl

The wooden bowl is a reflection of both utility and beauty - an inspiring craft form to experience. Explore the grains of northern birch as you learn detailed lathe handling and turning techniques to turn a wooden bowl on the electric lathe. From tree to bowl, working with fresh cut…
Tue, Jan 30th, 2018  –  Thu, Feb 1st, 2018
Instructor: Jim Sannerud
4 days
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Old World Ale Bowls: Pole and Power Lathe Turning

Learn to turn on both the power and pole lathes and explore the historical continuum of bowl turning in this unique course offering. Students will move back and forth between the foot-powered pole lathe and modern electric lathe to delve deeply into a study of old world Norwegian ale bowls.…
Thu, Nov 9th, 2017  –  Sun, Nov 12th, 2017
Instructor: Roger Abrahamson
3 days
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Scandinavian Ale Bowls: On the Electric Lathe

North House is pleased to welcome Stefan Nordgaard, master wood turner from the Dalarna region of Sweden. Stefan has taught wooden bowl turning at the acclaimed Swedish craft school Sätergläntan for twenty years and has studied wood turning across the globe, from Morocco to India and beyond. In this course, Stefan…
Sat, Oct 28th, 2017  –  Mon, Oct 30th, 2017
Instructor: Stefan Nordgaard
3 Days
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Turning on the Pole Lathe: Open Session

In this three day tutorial open to students of all levels, participants be guided through the process of turning wood on a pole lathe according to their skill level and personal goals. We’ll cover the both the basics and more advanced techniques. Starting with open form bowls, the class will…
Sat, Oct 28th, 2017  –  Mon, Oct 30th, 2017
Instructor: Jarrod Dahl
3 days
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Turning the Wooden Bowl: Women’s Session

Come and make wood shavings fly as you learn how to create wooden bowls on the electric lathe. Students will explore the form and function of this age-old craft while learning about lathe use and terminology. Paper birch from the North Shore will be used for the bowl blanks.  Examples…
Fri, Jan 26th, 2018  –  Sun, Jan 28th, 2018
Instructors: Angela Robins, Jess Hirsch
3 Days
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Windsor Kitchen Stool: On the Lathe

This course is an overview of Windsor design and construction. Explore the origins and history of Windsor stools and chairs along with the traditional methods and tools used to construct them. Students learn how to select appropriate materials, split green wood for legs and stretchers, and sculpt a seat using…
Wed, Feb 28th, 2018  –  Fri, Mar 2nd, 2018
Instructor: John Beltman
3 Days
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Wooden Bowl Turning: Norwegian Ale Bowls on the Pole Lathe

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…
Sat, Mar 10th, 2018  –  Mon, Mar 12th, 2018
Instructor: Roger Abrahamson