The eight-week Turning Intensive is designed to prepare woodworkers for successful careers as professional turners, and is also open to amateurs who wish to bring their work up to a professional level.
The Turning Intensive curriculum leads students through a sequence of hands-on projects that develop their skills in all facets of professional turning.
Architectural turning: learn to construct and turn columns, balusters, newel posts, and moldings, using techniques for duplication, reeding, fluting, twists, split turning, rosettes, barrel staving, segmenting, and more.
Production turning: learn to turn production bowls, platters, stair parts, furniture parts, and other objects with consistency, speed, and quality.
Creative turning: develop your aesthetic voice by making one-of-a-kind functional and sculptural objects that are turned, carved, and/or sculpted.
Furniture components: learn to turn and join legs, pulls, finials, rungs, and other furniture parts.
Milling: gain competence with the table saw, band saw, router, drill press, lathe, router, and other woodworking machines for stock preparation, forming, and joinery.
Sharpening: learn how to grind and sharpen turning, carving, and woodworking tools such as gouges, skews, v-tools, and chisels.
Tool making: solve unusual turning challenges by making your own turning tools, jigs and attachments.
Business Practices: learn about estimating time and calculating competitive prices in the woodworking market, keeping books and other useful records, and marketing.
Participants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. No application is required.
All experience levels welcome.
Enrollment limited to 10.