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post #1 of 3 Old 12-05-2011, 03:23 AM Thread Starter
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Wood turning courses

I will be arranging woodturning courses for new beginners in Sweden in the spring. Does anyone have any views on what to start with - I am an experienced turner myself but would like to develop this hobby here in the woodturning black hole of Scandinavia.
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I always start with lathe and personal safety, then tools names, showing the bevels and basic usage of each tool & sharping. then i have them turn in between centers (but i use a cup center in head stock in stead of drive spur so it slips if they have a catch) proper tool rest height, how to stand and hold tools, 2x2x8 using rouging gouge,round the blank, then show them wood the grain, cutting against and with the grain. then they cut coves and beads, round it back down and i let them cut out a honey dipper or before Christmas a ice icicle ornament. hope this helps


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The AAW had a great outline for teaching new turners, but when I just looked on the website (cursory glance) I couldn't seem to find it...might want to take a deeper look there.

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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