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* This class has pre-requisites. Please see below.
In this all-day workshop with nationally known woodturner and instructor Eric Lofstrom, you will learn the basic skills needed to create a small bowl with an outward flowing square rim. Your first one might not turn out quite as sophisticated as the Lofstrom bowl in the picture, but this class is sure to tease your mind and set ripples of inspiration in motion!
As you create the bowl from a square blank with basic turning tools, you will explore techniques to maximize effectiveness of the bowl gouge and finishing scrapers. You will utilize several methods for mounting a face-grain blank to the lathe for turning. Focus will be placed on tool control and creating a flowing form, while aiming for the cleanest cuts possible from the tools.
Instructor: Eric Lofstrom grew up around woodworking but learned about woodturning only in 2001, at a free demo about turning pens and letter openers. His wife bought him a mini lathe and tool set for Christmas that year, and he was on his way. After a few dramatic catches during the first few projects, he decided to focus on gaining tool control and improving his technique. Lofstrom joined the South Puget Sound Chapter of the American Association of Woodturners in 2002 and has since served on its board. He began demonstrating and teaching woodturning at local woodworking stores in 2006. Since then, he has taught at multiple symposiums and has become a sought-after instructor for woodturning clubs across the United States and Canada. See examples of his work on his website, www.ericlofstrom.com.