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Red Mountain Makers

Turn a Wooden Bowl

  • 10/21/2023
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Red Mountain Makers - 810 4th Ave N Birmingham AL 35203
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Learn to turn a wooden bowl on a lathe!

This class will present an introduction to woodturning in the context of turning a bowl. We will start with basic operation of a lathe and safety, then introduce the tools and techniques for turning a bowl. We will proceed with the standard procedure to turn a bowl: mounting the blank, turning it round, forming a tenon, forming the outside shape, remounting in a chuck, and completing the inside. Along the way we will discuss the properties of various woods, options and differences in using wood that is freshly cut versus dry, design considerations, and options for finishes.

About the Instructor: Carl Cummins has been woodturning as a primary activity for over 10 years.  He has studied extensively from books, videos, workshops, symposiums, and formal training from nationally and internationally known leaders in the field including David Ellsworth and Jean-Francois Escoulen.  Instead of specializing, Carl enjoys a wide variety of woodturning projects including bowls, boxes, practical items, and eccentric art pieces.


Are Minors allowed? Only if accompanied by parent.


What to wear: You must dress safely and appropriately. Arrive for class in long pants, and closed-toe, closed-heel shoes with socks that protect up to the ankle. Long sleeves should be avoided if possible and rolled up if necessary. Long hair must be tied back and dangly necklaces, earrings or other accessories shall be removed before starting the class. Additional protective gear will be provided as needed. Masks may be required depending on circumstances.






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