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    WNC bowl turning workshop? Please?

    Nate and I want to have someone teach us to turn bowls. If anyone is willing to teach the workshop here in Asheville, our shop could be used. We have two lathes that would handle stock of that size. If Nate brought his lathe (there's room) that would be three. There is room for one more, if there were a lathe. So up to four students.

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    Re: WNC bowl turning workshop? Please?

    I know there is a large turning club up near you. I do believe that "aplpickr" is a bowl turner in your area. Send him a PM.

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    Re: WNC bowl turning workshop? Please?

    Milissa:
    The only person that I have taught to turn bowls is my grandson. He has turned a couple of 4" X 1" diameter bowls with my help. However you get someone to instruct you, do you own a bowl gouge? I recommend a 1/2" diameter bowl gouge with a swept back profile similar to or an Ellsworth profile. There are many shapes of BGs but this is a good place to start.

    I recommend Joe Ruminski in Farview. My wife and I have taken two classes at Arrowmont from him. He teaches multiple classes at his home at www.thegiftturningstudio.com. Joe is probably coming home from the national AAW symposium in San Jose, CA this afternoon. I believe he demoed this year! Not bad for a retired school principal from Buncombe county.

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    Re: WNC bowl turning workshop? Please?

    Flyrod444 (Jack) might also be able to help. He's good.
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    Re: WNC bowl turning workshop? Please?

    Here is the Ur bowl for me. I have had it since I was 19 and found it in a Catholic charity shop in Monterey, California. I have used it almost constantly since then, and made all my children's birthday cakes in it, as well as countless batches of bread (we make our own bread). The shape & dimensions are perfect to my eyes.





    I admire "fine art" works that are done to be viewed, but I prefer to make & have things that are done to be used. Since these latter items must function, they have to be right from an "engineering" point of view. Since I also must live with them and use them on a daily basis, they do need to be attractive as well.

    Much the same qualities as what one looks for in a mate, I suppose.
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    Re: WNC bowl turning workshop? Please?

    Quote Originally Posted by aplpickr View Post
    However you get someone to instruct you, do you own a bowl gouge? I recommend a 1/2" diameter bowl gouge with a swept back profile similar to or an Ellsworth profile. There are many shapes of BGs but this is a good place to start.
    I think I do own a bowl gouge: Phil brought some to the workshop at Mike's and Jerry got one of them to me quite recently. I will look up the profile info.

    The lathes we bought at Asheville Hardware rotate off the bed (what you might think of as outboard turning? I don't know the language of Big Wood Turning Land) and thus allow for turning bowl-sized stock, unlike the little lathes. So although I have a decent grouping of big tools, I have had no true use for them until now.
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