BRINGING WOODLANDS TO LIFE
Bowl Turning

: 31 Oct 2020 - 31 Oct 2020

: The Green Wood Centre, Coalbrrokdale, TF8 7DR

£120

Fully booked

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

  • Understanding the properties of different Bristish 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.

Fully booked

What's included?

 

Tools, equipment and refreshments are provided. Free parking. Courses start promptly at 9.30 (feel free to arrive from 9 for refreshments).

Rustic huts on site, camping / campervan area with stocked kitchen and wash facilities and fire pit. Café on site too! Please ask us for advice on local B&Bs and hotels.

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.

Sustainable travelling

 

We try and encourage car sharing and the use of public transport for participants on our courses. Please contact us if you need a lift or you are willing to offer a lift to someone else who is travelling here and the direction that you will be travelling. We can also offer to lifts to and from the train station. Please contact us if this is of interest to you.