Learn to Turn on the Lathe | Mark Gardner
September 16 - September 20 | 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Meet Your Instructor – Mark Gardner
I started working with wood when I was sixteen. I’ve done lots of different things with my hands, from set construction and painting, to sculpting clay to woodworking but there is something about working with wood that gives me the most satisfaction. I work primarily in green wood, as it is readily available to me in quantity and size. This influences the work as not every piece I want to make can be made from any random log. So, in a way, working with wood the way I do is a bit like using found objects in sculpture
Learn How To Turn on a Lathe
A wonderful opportunity to learn to turn on a lathe with a great instructor in 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 and furniture maker Mark Gardner you will build a strong foundation of techniques for spindle, end grain, and faceplate turning. Starting with the essentials of sharpening, Mark 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. Mark discusses problem solving and the development of a personal turning style.
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 finess 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
- Make spindles
- Make bowls
- 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: $750 per person
Studio & Materials Fee: $30
One time Registration Fee: $45