Rudy is both a professional turner and a professional photographer.
Introduction To Turning Wood on a Lathe
A wonderful opportunity to learn to turn on a lathe with a great instructor in a comfortably paced class. Open to new turners, as well as those of all skill levels who would like to break bad turning habits and fortify their skill base.
Taught by renowned turner Rudy Lopez you will build a strong foundation of techniques for spindle, end grain, and faceplate turning. Starting with the essentials of sharpening, Rudy will show you how to work safely and effectively with standard turning tools such as spindle and bowl gouges, scrapers, and parting tools.
This is a hands-on class. Every student has their own brand new lathe (Jet Midi 1220) with a set of gouges. Beginning with spindle turning and progress through a series of exercises to learn sizing, fitting, and bowl turning. Instruction covers everything from wood selection to finishing, as students create a series of projects.
This class is perfect for the beginner who is curious about learning how to use the lathe and is also very good for those who have been turning for a bit and want to add finesse and more technique to their skill base.
Some of the things you will learn about include how to:
Set up your lathe
Mount wood on to the chuck
Sharpen and use gouges
How to apply finishes
Tools Needed: If you have turning tools please bring them if not the School provides a standing set of tools for each student.
Materials & Books Needed: Materials provided
Tuition: $460 per person
Studio & Materials Fee: $30
One time Registration Fee: $45