BRINGING WOODLANDS TO LIFE
Bowl Turning

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: 23 Apr 2022 - 23 Apr 2022

: The Green Wood Centre, Coalbrrokdale, TF8 7DR

£125

From log to bowl, you’ll learn the following processes:

  • Understanding the properties of different British timbers and choosing the right timber suitable for bowl turning.
  • Using a froe to split the wood and how to mark out a bowl ‘blank’
  • How to use an axe safely to rough out your blank
  • Learning to attach a mandrel and how to mount your blanks to the lathe correctly
  • Using and understanding different types of hand made turning tools
  • Finishing touches; trimming, drying and oiling and/or painting your bowl

Although we are outside, we will be under cover and we recommend appropriate footwear and waterproofs. The day can be physically demanding so you’ll need a practical level of fitness or a good level of stamina!

About the tutor:  Michelle Mateo was introduced to greenwood working in 2013 whilst volunteering at a woodland community called the Cherrywood Project. Since then she has had the privilege to learn from the best crafts people who have encouraged her to push her craft further; her main passion lies withing bowl turning and ash splint basketry.

Covid-19 and Courses

 

The Green Wood Centre has worked tirelessly to ensure that staff & visitors are entering a COVID safe environment. SWA have a duty of care to participants, staff, trainees, volunteers, etc. We ask that all tutors and participants respect the measures stated regardless of their personal views, there will be an induction by your course tutor on arrival.

In the event that a course has to be cancelled due to Covid-19, a full refund will be provided and we will suggest keeping an eye on the website and re-booking once the course has become available again.

Our experience:

 

Small Woods use only experienced professionals and woodland practitioners as tutors. We have more than 20 years’ experience of delivering courses and training and a reputation for high quality teaching and professionalism.

Small Woods courses are suitable for all levels of experience and ability and we keep course numbers low. The physical nature and/or woodland location of some courses may make them difficult for people with mobility problems. We do, however, have many years’ experience in enabling all groups to attend courses and will make every effort to ensure a satisfying experience for all.