DATES: July 13 – 17, 2015
SKILL LEVEL: Open to all
CONCEPT: Impress your friends and family with the wide variety of objects you can make after completing this workshop. All the projects are kitchen related and include both spindle and faceplate turning techniques. We start with the basics of tool selection, sharpening, chucking techniques then go into sanding and finishing. Projects include honey dippers, rolling pins, salt shakers and pepper mills, bottle stoppers, bowls and plates along with a few special surprises.
MEDIA & TECHNIQUES: Students use kiln-dried wood, spindle turning and faceplate turning and food safe finishes.
ACTIVITIES: We start with a demonstration and explanation of the project followed by the students turning similar works.
FACULTY: Nick Cook is a full-time production turner producing a wide variety of gift items, one-of-a-kind bowls and vessels as well as work for furniture makers and millwork contractors. He spends much of his time teaching both individuals and groups nationally and internationally. He is a founding member of the American Association of Woodturners and served as Vice President and Conference Coordinator. Nick was named the 12th honorary lifetime member of the AAW. He has written numerous articles for various woodturning publications including American Woodturner, Woodworkers Journal and American Woodworker. www.nickcookwoodturner.com
Tuition: $775 OR Tuition + Studio Support Donation: $975
Studio Fee: $95