Student Materials list
Each student should come with a basic set of turning tools to include a Bowl gouge, spindle gouge, detail gouge, skew, and parting tool. You may bring the sizes you are most comfortable with using. Please note that the School of Woodwork lathes have these tools at each lathe. However, feel free to bring your own if you are more comfortable with them.
Please bring any rotary carving tools or Dremel type tools that you would like to use along with carving bits and accessories. Please note that the School of Woodwork lathes have these tools at each lathe. However, feel free to bring your own if you are more comfortable with them.
Be sure to include some of the barrel sanders and a wire wheel to clean the platter edges and remove any old bark.
Bring some foam brushes and some paint brushes to use.
Some color and dyes will be provided however if you have a preference for a certain type of dye such as alcohol based please bring this with you.
Please bring a respirator or dust mask and a face shield.
The School has respirators for sale ($30) as well as free paper dust masks.
- Please note: You may bring a couple of Maple Burl caps or slabs if you are able to obtain them. I will provide some turning blanks for the class which will be at cost to each student. These usually run around $40 each but will vary with the size and whether it is a cap or slab cut. You can order directly on EBAY from Antlers Express or any other supplier you might find. If you wish to take a chance and bid on ones that are listed you can pay a great deal more. Please try to stick with Maple if possible.
We will be doing a variety of texturing techniques so if you have some old scrap HHS drill bits or steel we might want to make some custom texturing elements. Old nails are also valuable to create interesting new design for texturing. Leather stamping tools are also useful.
You will need a hammer to use with the stamping tools. (a small hammer works best).
An old towel or piece of foam to protect your platter while you texture it.
You may wish to incorporate textural objects into your design such as seeds, shells, stones, etc. Let your imagination be your guide and gather anything you think will bring interest to your work. These are just a few suggestions but there are many more possibilities to create textures using things like eggs shells, metal shavings, layered papers and plastic, glass. The ideas are just unlimited. Do not be afraid to experiment.