** This class has prerequisites. Please see below.
In this class we will work with an intriguing and challenging lathe tool, the skew chisel. This versatile tool is especially useful in spindle turning, and one that can give you very smooth final cuts. In class, you will practice peeling cuts, V-cuts, making tenons, planing cuts, round-overs and beads, as well as parting, in the process of making an egg and spinning tops. Proficiency with the skew requires practice, but the rewards are great – it is a traditional tool used by all master turners!
Students need to have completed the Introduction to Woodturning class, and will do best in this class if they’ve put in a few practice hours on basic spindle work.
**Open to students who have taken BARN's Intro to Woodturning class or demonstrated equivalent lathe safety and turning skills during a private studio session with the instructor. If you have not take this course, please contact Bruce Claiborne, 206-498-3045, by February 10 to arrange a review of your skills before you register for this class.
Instructor Bruce Claiborne has been actively turning wood since 2007 and has taken lathe workshops from Kirk DeHerr, John Jordan, Richard Raffan, and others since that time. He has been teaching at BARN since 2015.