Introduction to Creative Exploration in Wood Turning
October 22 - 27, 2023
Aaron Hammer · @aaronjhammer
Workshop at a glance
Become a wood turner in a supportive and creative environment.
- Basic safe lathe operation
- Turning tool selection, sharpening, and proper use
- Wood mounting techniques
- Locally acquired fresh-cut (green) wood logs
- 2″ kiln-dried wood
- Wood turning project components (bottle stopper/corkscrew/ LED votive lights)
- Completing finished wood turning projects
- Making practice pieces
Aaron Hammer lives in Hilo on the Big Island of Hawai’i. He has operated his professional wood turning studio since 2000. Hammer makes artistic and functional bowls, gift items, and jewelry. He has a passion for working on the lathe and loves to share his experience and to guide others to the joys of wood turning.
In this workshop students will develop the basic skills of turning wood on a lathe. You will build confidence and explore the potential of the medium through spindle and faceplate turning. The class will focus on gaining familiarity with the lathe, safety, sharpening tools, basic cuts, wood selection, bowl blank preparation, and mounting techniques. Participants will learn, practice, and refine their techniques and complete multiple projects that include making bottle stoppers, corkscrews, carving mallets, LED votive lamps, ball-point pens, natural-edge, and traditional bowls. Open to all skill levels.
COURSE FEE: $775 · materials list
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