HELP! Saturday Turning Days - 2010
What would you like to do? What would you like to learn? What would you like to review?
I'm thinking about a 2 to 3 month beginner class. A better name would probably be a skill building class. Too often, I suspect we plan classes around a specific object. This presents a certain amount of pressure to produce the object during the class. I thinking about doing just the opposite.
That would be a series of turning Saturdays where nothing would be made but shavings. Maybe one day on spindles during which we would turn spindles form big to small to nothing - how thin can you go before it breaks. Or how many times can you cut a series of beads, cut them off and then do it again. The next month maybe take bowl blanks and turn them to nothing first making the outside cut, and then taking the next blank and hollowing it to nothing.
I've realized lately that several experienced turners that I respect speak of turning simple objects as a warm-up. Next month's demonstrator turns mushrooms out of limbs. Some people turn tops. Hal advised us at the end of the skew class to turn 4 beads on a spindle every day for a month.
So I've been thinking about a skills building series.
Please let me know informally if you do or don't like the idea.
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