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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 safe lathe operation and turning techniques to turn a wooden bowl on the electric lathe. From tree to bowl, working with fresh cut…
Tue, Mar 26th, 2019  –  Thu, Mar 28th, 2019
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 8th, 2018  –  Sun, Nov 11th, 2018
Instructor: Roger Abrahamson
3 days
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Tricks of Architectural Turning

From balusters to wooden columns, architectural elements made on the lathe have been a part of European buildings and homes since the early renaissance. In the U.S., architectural woodturning became particularly ornate during the Federalist Era through the Victorian era. In this class students will learn proper spindle techniques, rosettes,…
Sat, Oct 27th, 2018  –  Mon, Oct 29th, 2018
Instructor: Beth Ireland
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…
Fri, Oct 26th, 2018  –  Sun, Oct 28th, 2018
Instructor: Jarrod Dahl
3 days
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Turning Outside the Box

In this course students will integrate the electric lathe and bandsaw to create a variety of boxes and decorative platters. Students will learn how to construct a bandsaw box that can be turned on the lathe in a variety of ways. Strategies for form and decoration will be discussed. Participants…
Wed, Oct 24th, 2018  –  Fri, Oct 26th, 2018
Instructor: Beth Ireland
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, Mar 29th, 2019  –  Sun, Mar 31st, 2019
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…
Fri, Mar 1st, 2019  –  Sun, Mar 3rd, 2019
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…
Tue, Mar 5th, 2019  –  Thu, Mar 7th, 2019
Instructor: Roger Abrahamson