DATES: July 6 – 10, 2015
SKILL LEVEL: Open to all
CONCEPT: Learn the art and craft of woodturning. This workshop starts with the basics of spindle turning and continue through faceplate work. Learn to use turning tools and explore chucking possibilities and finishing techniques. Topics include lathe, tools, safety, sharpening, wood selection, turning techniques, sanding, finishing and more. Projects include spinning tops, bottle stoppers, boxes, plates and bowls.
MEDIA & TECHNIQUES: Students work with kiln-dried wood, practice spindle turning and faceplate turning and use food-safe finishes.
ACTIVITIES: We start with a demonstration and explanation of the project followed by the students turning same.
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 throughout the country. He has taught workshops in the U.S., Canada, Australia and Taiwan and has participated in national symposiums in England, New Zealand and Ireland. 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.
Ages: 13 – 17 / 10am – 4pm
Tuition: $575 / Studio Fee: $75 / Registration Fee: $25