Introduction To Creative Exploration In Wood Turning

July 29, 2018 – August 4, 2018

Aaron Hammer

In this workshop students learn the basic skills of turning wood on a lathe. The focus is on gaining familiarity with the lathe, safety, sharpening tools, basic cuts, wood selection, bowl blank preparation and mounting techniques. During class you will practice and refine your techniques and complete multiple projects that include bottle stoppers, corkscrews, doorstops, oil lamps, natural-edge and traditional bowls. Students will be encouraged to build confidence and explore their potential with the medium through spindle and faceplate turning. Open to all skill levels.


Aaron Hammer lives in Hilo on the Big Island of Hawaii. He has operated his professional wood turning studio since 2000 and makes artistic and functional bowls, gift items and jewelry. Hammer has a passion for working on the lathe and loves to share his experience and to guide others to the joys of woodturning.
YouTube: Aaron Hammer/hammercraft

Aaron Hammer

In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.

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  • $199
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