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    • 08/20/2022
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Red Mountain Makers - 810 4th Ave N, Birmingham AL 35203
    • 1
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    *No previous wood turning experience required*

    From tall to small, from rustic to refined, the design options are endless. You may turn the design of your choice. Along the way we will cover the basics of using a lathe safely, how to use woodturning tools effectively, plus sanding and finishing.

    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? Yes, 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.




    • 08/22/2022
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Red Mountain Makers - 810 4th Ave N, Birmingham AL 35203
    • 2
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    Learn the beautiful craft of pen-turning 

    In this introductory course to wood turning, you'll be shown how to turn a beautiful wooden pen on the lathe.


    Over a couple of hours, you'll produce a gorgeous piece that is a perfect present for a dear one (or for yourself!) and learn the basics of woodturning, safety behind the lathe and its operations, as well as the different gouges to use in the process.


    About the Instructor: Terry Tingle is the president of the Alabama Woodturners Association and is a member of The American Association of Woodturners. Terry has been teaching students how to turn pens for years, some of whom have had their exhibitions in Art and Craft Shows throughout Alabama, including Mentone.

     

    Are Minors allowed? Yes, 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.




    • 09/03/2022
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Red Mountain Makers - 810 4th Ave N, Birmingham AL 35203
    • 3
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    Bottle stoppers and openers are a fun project for the lathe. Design opportunities are limited only by the turners imagination and the participant will have an opportunity to practice tool techniques and forms while producing a stopper, opener or both during the session.

    Some experience with a lathe is useful but not required. Proper use of tools and lathe safety will be stressed.

    Are minors allowed? Only if accompanied by parent.

    What to Wear: You must dress safely and appropriately. Arrive for class in long pants, closed toe and heal shoes with socks that protect up to the ankle. Long sleeves should be avoided. Long hair must be tied back and jewelry should not be worn. Additional protective gear will be provided as needed. Ear plugs are recommended for hearing protection and dust masks are also useful. 

    About the instructor: John Sowell has been turning items for function and whimsy for about 12 years. He is primarily self taught but has studied books, videos, workshops, symposia and formal training from professional turners such as Glenn Lucas, Jimmy Clewes, Rudy Lopez and David Ellsworth.




    • 09/17/2022
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Red Mountain Makers - 810 4th Ave N Birmingham AL 35203
    • 4
    Register


    Learn to turn a wooden bowl on a lathe!

    This class will present fundamental techniques in woodturning with the objective of allowing you to work comfortably on your own. We will start with the basic operation of the lathe and safety. This class will focus on tools and techniques for turning wood oriented perpendicular with the bed of the lathe, specifically bowl turning. We will cover the proper use of the tools for this orientation, namely the bowl gouge and scrapers. We will start using each tool on a practice piece, and learn how to make a tenon for mounting in a chuck, then turn a bowl. We will also discuss the essential technique of sharpening these tools.


    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.

     

    • 09/26/2022
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Red Mountain Makers - 810 4th Ave N, Birmingham AL 35203
    • 4
    Register

    Learn the beautiful craft of pen-turning 

    In this introductory course to wood turning, you'll be shown how to turn a beautiful wooden pen on the lathe.


    Over a couple of hours, you'll produce a gorgeous piece that is a perfect present for a dear one (or for yourself!) and learn the basics of woodturning, safety behind the lathe and its operations, as well as the different gouges to use in the process.


    About the Instructor: Terry Tingle is the president of the Alabama Woodturners Association and is a member of The American Association of Woodturners. Terry has been teaching students how to turn pens for years, some of whom have had their exhibitions in Art and Craft Shows throughout Alabama, including Mentone.

     

    Are Minors allowed? Yes, 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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