Introduction To Creative Exploration In Wood Turning

October 13, 2019 – October 19, 2019

Aaron Hammer

In this workshop students learn the basic skills of turning wood on a lathe. The focus is for you to build confidence and explore your potential with the medium through spindle and faceplate turning. Participants will become familiar with the lathe, basic cuts, wood selection, bowl blank preparation and mounting techniques. The sharpening of tools and safety issues are also covered. Students are encouraged to practice and refine their techniques while completing multiple projects including bottle stoppers, corkscrews, doorstops, oil lamps, and natural-edge and traditional bowls. 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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  • hard copy paper catalog online catalog or course description

Registration Fees

There will be a one-time $50 non-refundable registration fee which enables you to register for as many workshops as you like during 2019. All cancellations must be made in writing by mail, fax or email (no phone calls please).

A cancellation fee of $100 will be charged on cancellations received more than 45 days prior to the start of your workshop. Cancellations received 45 days or less prior to the beginning of the workshop receive no refund.


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